Lesser Marbled Fritillary (Brenthis ino)
Species

Taken in the Vercors NP, France on July 20th 2018.
(1/640th sec at f13. Approx 2.5x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Description

Wing span: 36 - 42mm

The Lesser Marbled Fritillary has orange upper surfaces with a black marginal border and two rows of spots on both wings. The underside is strongly patterned with no silver spots.

It is found in most of temperate Europe, excluding the Mediterranean region in the south, the British Isles and northern Fennoscandia.

Typical habitats are damp flowery grasslands and meadows, marshes and peat bogs, bushy field edges and woodland margins, also on drier habitats at higher altitudes up to 2000m.

There is one brood per year from early June to mid-August. The larva is the over-wintering stage.

Larvae feed on Meadowsweet, Dropwort, Stone bramble, Raspberry and Salad Burnet.

Sightings

20-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France