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Duke of Burgundy / Smeđi pirgavac

Hamearis lucina

Description:

It is the only member of the genus Hamearis, is a European butterfly in the family Riodinidae. For many years, it was known as the "Duke of Burgundy Fritillary", because of the adult's chequered pattern strongly reminiscent of "true" fritillaries of the family Nymphalidae. As adults, the sexes exhibit distinctly different behavioural patterns. Males are highly territorial, defending small sheltered, but warm, areas. Spectacular aerial "dog fights" occur between males. Females are less "showy", but are prone to wander, frequently travelling 250 m. New colonies have been established more than 5 km from the nearest known existing colony.

Habitat:

The species range is restricted to the Western Palaearctic, from Spain, the UK and Sweden to the Balkans.

Notes:

Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/354...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago
Duke of Burgundy
Hamearis lucina Hamearis lucina


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8 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Some special attraction, injica :)

injica
injica 8 years ago

well I guess I'm always around seniors :D

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

haha antennae are not so bad, wings are worst...geriatrics, didn't want to mention it last night :D

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Hahaha the antenna are the first thing I noticed...even though broken it gives some difference to the butterfly. I like it, first time I see with a broken antenna.

injica
injica 8 years ago

Well....this are this freaking Croatian butterflies she is the only one interested in them plus having enough knowledge so what I can do except to torture her :D and yes maybe it looks nice generally but look closer-see the half broken antenna? eh...that is all I can get from crazy butterflies, they are still only if is something wrong with them ;D

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Why do you torture jopy with depressing colors even tough looks amazing butterfly. Did you see what i found for her yesterday?http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/35710030

injica
injica 8 years ago

Hvala, duboki naklon :D

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

nije Fritillary, ovaj je druga porodica, jedina vrsta porodice Riodinidae u europi, mislim da se na hr zove smeđi šahovčić, but check :D

injica
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injica

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Aug 6, 2013

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