Marbled Fritillary (Brenthis daphne)
Species

Taken at Irinovac, Croatia, on June 5th 2017.
(1/160th sec at f14. Approx 2.5x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Underside. Taken at Zhelezari, Bulgaria, on June 21st 2014.
(1/160th sec at f11. Approx 2.5x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Description

Wing span: 40-45mm

The marbled effect on the underside gives this species its name.

This species is mainly found in southern and central Europe. It is not found in the UK.

It frequents bushy, flowery places, often in woodland clearings.

It is univoltine, with adults being on the wing from late May to early August. It hibernates as an ovum or small larva.

The laval foodplants are Bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and Raspberry (Rubus idaeus).

Adults often feed on Bramble flowers.

Sightings

21-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France

07-Jun-2017 : Gracac, Croatia
06-Jun-2017 : Irinovac, Croatia
23-Jul-2015 : nr Novo Hodzhovo, Bulgaria
23-Jul-2015 : Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria
22-Jul-2015 : nr Lilyanovo, Bulgaria
21-Jul-2015 : nr Petrovo, Bulgaria
20-Jul-2015 : nr Samokov, Bulgaria