Euphydryas aurinia

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Euphydryas aurinia (NL: Moerasparelmoervlinder / EN: Marsh Fritillary / DE: Skabiosen-Scheckenfalter, Goldener Scheckenfalter, Abbiss-Scheckenfalter / FR: Damier de la succise, Damier des marais) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The adult butterflies are marked in checkered marking of gold and brown with a black background. The underside of the wings is patterned with yellow orange and black without any silver coloration at all. Euphydryas aurinia is usually to be found in damp heathy grasslands, but the species does exist in other types of habitats which are drier, like neutral grasslands or dry calcareous grasslands. The main food plant is Succisa pratensis, but can also include Knautia arvensis and Scabiosa columbaria.

Image: Gerolstein (DE) – 27/05/2012

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2 Jul 2012 8:39am

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm