Clossiana freija

Freija's Fritillary

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: freija

N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

Photo: freija

N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

Field notes and information

The strong transversal black lines on underside of this northern species is distinctive.

Identification & Similar species: The underside black transversal lines are unique.

Distribution & Flight: Central and northern Scandinavia. It is one of the first species on the wing in a single brooded in June and early July or later depending on the season.

Habitat & Behaviour: Bogs and moorlands, rocky grassy hills. Flies low and fast over grasses.

Photo: freija

N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden/ N Norway, June/ July 2010