Fritillaries - Hypodryas, Euphydryas

Included amongst these six species are the only fritillaries which really deviate from the usual orange base colour.

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Alps, similar to maturna

Male upperside

Male underside

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Northern Scandinavia

Hypodryas maturna

Scarce Fritillary

Hypodryas intermedia

Asian Fritillary

Hypodryas cynthia

Cynthia's Fritillary

Hypodryas iduna

Lapland Fritillary

Quite a variable species, widespread but becoming scarce.

Small form debilis found in the high Alps

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Spain and Portugal. As aurinia with 'bulge' in outer margin near v6. Underside forewing with strong black markings.

Euphydryas aurinia

Marsh Fritillary

Euphydryas desfontainii

Spanish Fritillary





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