Brenthis ino

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

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by Matt Rowlings

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Fribourg, Swizterland, June 2015

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Asturias Mts, Spain, July 2011

Females are more heavily marked than males and show a hint of a violet sheen when fresh.

Field notes and information

A butterfly of damp meadows across much of Europe.

Identification & Similar species: Very similar to the larger marbled fritillary, B. daphne. Separated by the coloration of the square patch on the underside hindwing, just beyond the cell. This is a solid yellow block in the current species, partly filled pinkish in B. daphne.

Distribution & Flight: From north Spain into southeast, east and north Europe. Absent from the UK and parts of Scandinavia. Single brooded from June to August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Lush damp meadows and bogs.

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Asturias Mts, Spain, July 2011

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Fribourg, Swizterland, June 2015

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2004

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Asturias Mts, Spain, July 2011

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Asturias Mts, Spain, July 2011

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Grisons, Switzerland, July 2013

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N Sweden, July 2010

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Grisons, Switzerland, July 2013

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Cluj, Romania, May 2009

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Vaud, Switzerland, June/ July 2009

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Grisons, Switzerland, July 2013

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Vaud, Switzerland, July 2031

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Jura, France, June 2008