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Marsh Fritillary

Euphydryas aurinia debilis

Description:

In this case the subspecies is very important as it is much darker then the Euphydryas aurinia aurinia, to see the differences check out Daniele's comment.

Habitat:

grassy plains at 1100 mt. above sea level


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4 Comments

will certainly do :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

You're welcome Adriano! It's a pleasure for me to see your spottings as I roam the same mountains on the other side of the border. Should you ever get interested in photographing plants (plants and butterflies go well together :-) ), I will appreciate you adding them to the following mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7785...

thankyou very much Daniele :) you're great help in expanding my knowledge on butterflies!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Hi Adriano! You're correct. More specifically, you have the subspecies debilis of Euphydryas aurinia, which is the mountain form. See here for comparison:
http://pieris.ch/seiten/main.php?page=ar...
http://pieris.ch/seiten/main.php?page=ar...
http://www.eurobutterflies.com/species_p...
http://www.eurobutterflies.com/species_p...

Sexten - Sesto, TAA, Italy

Lat: 46.68, Long: 12.37

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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