Proclossiana eunomia

Bog Fritillary

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by Matt Rowlings

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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N Sweden, June 2010

Field notes and information

A species of bogs and damp places. It is highly sporadic across its range and extremely local in much of Europe, more common in the northeast.

Identification & Similar species: The row of open circles in the underside hindwing discal area is unique.

Distribution & Flight: Extremely local in widely separated populations in Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria and more widespread in Scandinavia and Poland.

Single brooded from late May to July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Bog side places with flowers and an abundance of the larval food plant bistort Bistorta. Habitat may be shared with the violet copper, Lycaena helle, in Belgium.

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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N Sweden, June 2010

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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Ardennes, Belgium, June 2001