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Glanville Fritillary

Melitaea cinxia


The Glanville fritillary is a medium-sized orange, black and white "checkerspot" butterfly inhabiting open meadows. The males patrol along roads and habitat edges, on the lookout for the less conspicuous females which remain in dense tussocks for long periods. Mating occurs around mid-day, and as the female often continues to fly from flower to flower, mating pairs are conspicuous.


Spotted in a meadow at mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Lat: 40.58, Long: 23.12

Spotted on Jun 7, 2015
Submitted on Jan 12, 2016

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