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Niobe Fritillary; Niobe

Argynnis niobe


Very similar to the High Brown Fritillary (A. adippe) and the Dark Green Fritillary (A. aglaja), although niobe is usually slightly smaller. The undersides of each of the three species are different and more easily easily distinguishable than the uppersides. In the niobe underside, which is superficially similar to adippe, the veins are usually lined black. The upperside is more similar although thay can be distinguished clearly by the submarginal lunules 5 and 6 that in the case of A. adippe are more flat than the rest. (


Open oak forest. Reserva de la Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar.


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 635. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_4439,44, 37, 54, 52

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Castilla y León, Spain

Spotted on Jun 23, 2019
Submitted on Oct 18, 2019

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