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(Meadow?) Fritillary

Melitaea sp (M. parthenoides ??)


Of some 5 cm in wingspan, this is a predominantly orange butterfly with white borders and black pattern on wings. I'm not absolutely sure about the ID, and I was thinking Meadow (M. parthenoides)...


Here seen on montane pastures, bordering mixed forest on lowland hills, in a valley between Jura mountain range and lake Geneva.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Beautiful butterfly.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.34, Long: 6.10

Spotted on Jan 22, 2019
Submitted on Jan 22, 2019

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