Clossiana frigga

Frigga's Fritillary

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by Matt Rowlings

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Photo: frigga

N Sweden, June/ July 2010

Photo: frigga

N Sweden, June/ July 2010

Field notes and information

A northern species with a distinctive dusky mauve underside hindwing.

Identification & Similar species: The overall impression is of a dark fritillary. The upperside markings are lage and dusky, the underside a distinctive dark mauve.

Distribution & Flight: Central and northern Scandinavia. Baltic states. Single brooded in late June and July according to season.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flies over low grasses and flowers with scrub or forest edges, over bogs or near lakes and rivers.

Photo: frigga

N Sweden, June/ July 2010

Photo: frigga

N Sweden, June/ July 2010