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Brenthis daphne Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

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Brenthis daphne Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Common names: Marbled Fritillary [En], Nacré de la ronce, Nacré lilacé, Nacré lilas, Daphné, Grande Violette [Fr], Braamparelmoervlinder [Nl], Brombeer-Perlmutterfalter [De], Laurel [Es], Σεντεφένια του βάτου [Gr], Böğürtlen Brentisi [Tu]

Taxiarchis, HALKIDIKI ● Greece

Description: The length of the forewings is 21–26 mm. It s reddish-orange above, with two rows of black spots on outer half of each wing. The spots in postmedian band are uneven in size, while those in submarginal band are often triangular. Hindwing below has a broad band of irregular yellow sports in basal half and strong purplish tinge in outer half. The relative curves of the forewing outer margin give it a rounded appearance.

Biology: The butterfly flies from May to August depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Rubus and Viola species.

Habitat: Clearings, flowering places, in and around deciduous or mixed woodland.

Distribution: Palearctic ecozone. For Europe the range is limited to the Southern parts of the continent.

References:
Wikipedia, Brenthis daphne
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.



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