Argynnis adippe (NL: Bosrandparelmoervlinder / EN: High Brown Fritillary / DE: Feurige Perlmutterfalter) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, native from Europe across mainland Asia to Japan. Eggs are often laid in places where there are dead bracken on the ground or in areas where the underlying rock is limestone the eggs may be laid in moss overlying rocks. The mosaics are typically one-third grass and two-thirds bracken. It prefers sandy or rocky hills and banks with patches of the foodplant for the larvae. It is among the first butterfly species to disappear when the vegetation becomes too lush.
Image: Thillot (FR) - 03/06/2011
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