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Fabriciana adippe (High Brown Fritillary)


Wikipedia Abstract

The high brown fritillary (Fabriciana adippe) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, native from Europe across mainland Asia to Japan.The adults fly in July/August and lay eggs near to the larval food plants which are species of violets, (similar to the pearl-bordered fritillary). The eggs are often laid in places where there are dead bracken on the ground or in areas where the underlying rock is limestone the eggs may be laid in moss overlying rocks. The mosaics are typically one-third grass and two-thirds bracken. It likes drier conditions (but not as dry as the Queen of Spain fritillary) than its more common relative Argynnis aglaja, preferring sandy or rocky hills and banks with patches of the foodplant for the larvae. It is among the first butterfly species to disappear when the ve
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Viola canina (heath dog violet)[1]
Viola japonica (sweet violet)[1]
Viola odorata (Sweet violet)[2]
Viola tricolor (pansy violet)[1]
Viola willkommii[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Clossiana dia2
Issoria lathonia (Queen of Spain Fritillary)2


Pollinator of 
Cirsium japonicum (Japanese thistle)[2]
Lysimachia clethroides (gooseneck yellow loosestrife)[2]
Prunella vulgaris (common selfheal)[2]
Spiraea japonica (fortune meadowsweet)[2]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License