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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.
Spotted on dropwort (filipendula vulgaris) flowers in a meadow at mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).
Spotted on Jun 7, 2015
Submitted on Jan 13, 2016
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