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Marsh Fritillary

Euphydryas aurinia debilis


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.


grassy plains at 1100 mt. above sea level

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will certainly do :)

DanielePralong 5 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:

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

DanielePralong 5 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:

Sexten - Sesto, TAA, Italy

Lat: 46.68, Long: 12.37

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

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