Lesser Marbled Fritillary (Brenthis ino)
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2016 photographs highlighted in green. Click on any photograph to go to an enlarged picture, or simply scroll down the page.
Ino is similar to, but usually smaller than, the Marbled Fritillary (B. daphne) although ino seems to be less common and more generally found at altitude and often in damp regions. They are not too difficult to tell apart and the key distinguishing features are described on the daphne page. More challenging is the task of distinguishing between ino and the Twin-spot Fritillary (B. hecate), and the identification clues are given on the hecate page.
The upperside is a rather dull orange, even the male, but this is adequately compensated by the beautiful intricate underside.
a male, very fresh and orange, and showing the darker, more continuous, border compared to daphne. 15834 is the underside.
|41425||M||a rather dusky individual from high altitude in a location which unusually was not near water.||1960|
a female, quite pale and lightly marked and the continuous borders being only two thin unfilled black lines.
|27991||F||a very heavily marked and rather suffused female, even allowing for the ageing. This was seen in the wetlands of Doubs.||1150|
a male, the underside of 15847.