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Twin-spot Fritillary

Brenthis hecate

Description:

Brenthis hecate is a large fritillary with a wingspan reaching 35–45 millimetres (1.4–1.8 in) and bright orange uppersides of the wings. The underside of the hindwings shows a double parallel line of brown spots (hence the common name). The flight period extends from May to early August. The larva feeds on Filipendula ulmaria and Dorycnium.

Habitat:

Spotted on dropwort (filipendula vulgaris) flowers in a meadow at mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).

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24 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you António!

Beautiful series Kostas,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Kostas!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap2000!

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Congratulations! Very beautiful, and a well-deserved SOTD!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thanks Daniele and Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Excellent spotting Kostas. Congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Kostas! Beautiful series!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you armadeus.4!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations!!!!!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Irina!

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 4 years ago

Congratulations,Kostas!Wonderful spottings.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Leanne!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Marta!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Congrats Kostas on your SOTD! What a pretty sight :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congrats!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley, James, Kathleen, Francisco!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 4 years ago

Wooow Congrats Kostas, very nice butterflies !!!!

Congratulations! Beautiful spotting.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Congrats Kostas, well deserved SOTD. Beautiful images

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Kostas, this fantastic spotting has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Nice capture, and spotting.

KostasZontanos
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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Jun 7, 2015
Submitted on Jan 13, 2016

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