Marbled Fritillary

Brenthis daphne


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Brenthis daphe

Switzerland, July 2013

Brenthis daphne

Switzerland, July 2013



Switzerland, May 2011



Male, July 2012

Switzerland, June 2006

Switzerland, June 2005

Switzerland, June 2005



Caterpillar, May 2012

This is a very common butterfly in Switzerland and in much of Europe but I have no decent pictures of the upperside. This needs to be rectified as soon as possible! The foodplant is bramble, which grows widely and commonly in woods and hedgerows and the species is numerous in my local woods.