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Euphydryas intermedia

Menetries, 1859

Vulgar name: Intermediate Euphidriade

Front wing length mm. 15-20

Notes: the intermediate euphridias has a sporadic and localized distribution over a large part of the Alps, with the exception of the Maritime Alps and the easternmost part. It frequents alpine meadows and pastures, clearings and edges of woods and conifers, up to the Alpine plain. Univoltina. it winters as a young larva; larval development lasts two years. The eggs are laid in groups on the leaves of the host plant, Lonicera coerulea. The larvae initially have a gregarious life, as they grow they become solitary and pupate directly on the host plant.

Male: orange wing mirror, interspersed with some yellowish areas delimited in a characteristic way by black transverse bands; it has a submarginal band of orange spots and an extensive blackish basal shade in the hindquarters.

Female: similar to the male, but generally larger and with less developed blackish color.

Reverse: similar for both sexes, it is orange with drawings similar to the upper part, but with alternating orange and white-yellowish bands.

Distribution: Alps

Habitat: bushes and clearings of the mountain plain, from 1300 to about 1800 meters above sea level

Annual generations: one with flickering in June-July

Nurse plants: Lonicera coerulea

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19153 W: 130 N: 40445] (215305)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2020-07-19
  • Exposure:f/0.9, 30 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2020-08-30 1:01
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