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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Issoria Lathonia

Description:

Lepidoptera / Nymphalidae

Habitat:

Meadow

Notes:

Kleiner Perlmuttfalter

1 species ID suggestions

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Issoria lathonia Issoria lathonia (www.pieris.ch © Heiner Ziegler)

10 Comments

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 4 years ago

that's why !! :D haha ...
these crazy fritillaries ... !
you're absolutely right !
it's the one i've seen
thank you very much for the correct id Daniele !!
:)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

@danielle and martin, i am SO sorry i misread that ;) i was much too tired this morning ;) haha

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Martin, after checking the dorsal markings I have excluded Argynnis and Boloria as genera. Check my suggestion and see what others think!
On a lighter note I'm sure you've seen these T-shirts :-)
http://www.zazzle.com/no_kangaroos_in_au...

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 4 years ago

that's right ...
we don't have kangaroos
;D

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Caleb: this was spotted in Austria, not Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

@danielle: this page says it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_but...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Caleb, a kind reminder to check for distribution before making suggestions. Argynnis hyperbius is not found in Austria or in Europe in general. Thanks :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

oh, well, i just looked at other photos of it and i think you're right ;) probably not. Well, i don't have time to research more now, if you don't get an ID soon i will try and help later. Hope you get an ID!

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 4 years ago

no, what a pity - you're right ! but i've seen the ventral colours and they appeared rather like argynnis adippe ... thank you very much for your Suggestion but i strongly doubt that it's the Indian fritillary ... :|

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

sorry martin, i gave you the wrong reference link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argynnis_hy... is the correct one. This is likely argynnis species. A ventral shot though would help confirm. Do you happen to have one?

Gemeinde Wien, Wien, Austria

Lat: 48.16, Long: 16.35

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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