Lesser spotted fritillary - Melitaea trivia

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: April/May, June/August

Size: mm

Altitude:0-1700m

Male and female pictured left, with a male upperside at the top and female upperside below. The underside marginal spots tend to be triangular. Also the upperside hindwing has quite a complete band going across the wing.

Pictured in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden

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