High Brown Fritillary
Full scientific name:
Fabriciana adippe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Argynnis adippe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. More common on hills and mountains. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
Unlike females, males have an intensely orange upper side of the wings. In male, on the upper side of the forewing, the dark margin is thin and a bit thinner in females. The butterfly is similar to Fabriciana niobe. Below is the comparison of hindwing lateral view:
(1) The pattern of bright spots is distinctive. The bright spots are white in most individuals.
(2) Small bright spot in basal zone. Some individuals have a black dot in the center of the spot.
(3) Dark border of markings in discal zone.
(4) Dark lunules are more prominent in F. niobe.
(5) Dark border in the marginal zone is more prominent in F. niobe.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodland clearances, mountain slopes. Elevations: 0-1600m.