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Var, France, August 2010

 

Susa Valley, Italy, July 2009

 

Ain, France, August 2009

 

Isère, France, May 2007

 

Geneva, Switzerland, June 2007

 

Valais, Switzerland, July 2006

 

Ain, France, June 2007

 

Vaud, Switzerland, August 2007

 

Vaud, Switzerland, July 2006

 

Vaud, Switzerland, August 2006

 

Crete, June 2004

 

Vaud, Switzerland, July 2004

Male

 

Vaud, Switzerland, July 2004

Female

 

Provence, France, May 2004

 

Hampshire, UK, September 2004

Heavily mottled individual

 

Chalkidiki, Greece, May 2004

Male showing scent brands on forewings.

 

Provence, France, June 2003

ssp. hispulla with orange on the underside hindwing

 


Arguably the commonest European butterfly. It flies from north Africa into southern Scandinavia. It is often abundant throughout the range and can be found in dry or damp conditions upto moderate altitudes (1500m or so) and in any variety of grassy habitats. In Spain, north Africa and S France the subspecies hispulla flies. This is somewhat brighter orange and has orange markings in the underside hindwing post discal band.

 

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