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High Brown Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-28 8:38
Viewed: 1420
Points: 22
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Argynnis (Fabriciana) adippe , (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
subspecies»Argynnis (Fabriciana) adippe cleodoxa, (Ochsenheimer, 1816)
High Brown Fritillary

Turkish Name : Büyük İnci Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Northern and southern Turkey.

Distribution in the world: The entire Palaearctic Region except for the extreme North and South. England, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Serbia, Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway. Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaidjan ..

Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 0-2100 meters. Clearings in open woodland and bushes. Flowery grassland, often adjacent to woodlands.

Flight time: Early-June to August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Violets(Viola spp). Hibernation larval. Pupation near the ground in a delicate cocoon.

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Wien, Austria. Similar to Dark Green Fritillary, but counting from leading edge, first and third spots in its postmedian band on hindwing are either very small or missing. Hindwing underside is greenish with large silvery spots and small rust-colored eyespots with silvery pupils in orange postmedian band. The top of the wings is orange with black spots and dots. The underside of the rear wing is contrasting ocher brown and white and has no yellow tinge. The rear edge spots are more round than triangular. There is a row of small white spots with reddish brown edge on the bottom of the rear wing.

Wingspan: 52-60 mm long.

Origin of the name : Adippa (Greek) - a female name.

Similar Species:
• Niobe Fritillary – Argynnis niobe, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Dark Green Fritillary– Argynnis aglaja, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Silver-washed Fritillary – Argynnis paphia, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Cardinal– Argynnis pandora (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .138 pp.
2. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- High Brown Fritillary
3. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - High Brown Fritillary
4. AdaMerOs :The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society in Turkey - High Brown Fritillary
5. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - High Brown Fritillary
6. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - High Brown Fritillary
7. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - High Brown Fritillary
8. Guy Padfield's : European Butterfly Page - High Brown Fritillary


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-02-28 11:15]

Hi Seyfi,
Excellent close-up of this butterfly. Gorgeous colours and composition
with fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi,
Really beautiful picture of this "High Brown Fritillary".
Excellent composition with splendid color and sharpness.
I like this green BG,
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-03-01 8:45]

güzel kelebek ve fotosu,elinize sağlık..

Such a BEAUTIFUL frame this is.GREAT picture........

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-01 14:53]

Hello Seyfi,
A new butterfly for me and what a spectacular one at that. The rich colors and well defined markings make this a glorious sight for the eyes. The composition is wonderful and the clean clear BG enhances the beauty of your gorgeous specimen. Excellent DOF and just the right exposure. Great work!!

a great perfect cheerful capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-02 15:07]

Hi Seyfi,spectacular macro of this Argynnis,that i seem only 1 time in Greece in my life,bright colors and fine details as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi,
Nice specimen of butterfly. The details, focus and clarity are great.
Perfect shot.

Hi Seyfi,
Perfect photo of butterfly. Congrats.

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the High Brown Fritillary butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Seyfi, lovely composition with fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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