High Brown Fritillary

Argynnis (Fabriciana) adippe


HOME



Male, Switzerland, June 2011



Male, Switzerland, June 2011

Male, Val d'Aran, July 2005

Male, Val d'Aran, July 2005

In this and the picture below a male form cleodoxa is seen mating with a normal female

Switzerland

Switzerland

The high brown fritillary is superficially very like the dark green fritillary and the Niobe fritillary. It is distinguished from the former by the concave outer margin of the forewings and the silver-pupilled red spots on the underside of the hindwing. Niobe fritillaries are more similar, but the shape of the forewing also gives them away and the underside of Niobe has black veins.