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Glanville Fritillary / Obični šarenac

Melitaea cinxia L.

Description:

The animal spends most of its life as a black, spiny caterpillar. Butterfly lives only a few weeks. It 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.

Habitat:

The Glanville Fritillary inhabits open grassland throughout Europe (except much of Great Britain, Scandinavia, and southern Spain) and temperate Asia (from the middle east to Mongolia.). A subspecies inhabits North Africa (Atlas mountains of Morocco). Severe population declines are reported in many European countries.

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36 Comments (1–25)

injica
injica 6 years ago

Hvala ;)

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 6 years ago

amazing shot!

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you ;)

Amazing !

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you Bo :)

awesome spotting and photo

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you Jatishwor :)

Lovely

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you ;)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you Adarsha! ;)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

What a beauty! Nice series :)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Wow! Beautiful photos of a lovely species!

injica
injica 7 years ago

It's a pretty interesting butterfly, it provides you an interactive spotting by changing its sides from under to above ;)

Ursula
Ursula 7 years ago

love white and orange side of this butterfly! :)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you Pieter ;)

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Waw.. Amazing pictures injica!

injica
injica 7 years ago

Grazie DFiamme ;) Si Melitee sono proprio belissime- in boca a lupo con questo spotting che ti aspetta, stavo dicendo che questa farfala non mi voleva ne anche scender dalla mano ;)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Ne nije bilo prije nevere znas kako kazu talijani: rosso di sera bel tempo si spera (crveno uveče, očekuje se lijepo vrijeme), ne znma šta mu bi, čak se i nije htio maknut s moje ruke!

DafneInFiamme
DafneInFiamme 7 years ago

Bellissima, complimenti! Io sto aspettando che esca una Melitea didyma dalla crisalide che ha fatto vicino casa mia!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

wow, kako si to uspila? biće da si ga slikala prije nevere :) predivno, i leptirić i fotke!! <3

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

lovely underside and great shots, injica.

injica
injica 7 years ago

That's true :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Beautiful on both sides, :-)

injica
Spotted by
injica

Croatia

Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on May 4, 2013

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