Tag Archives: 2009

Niobe Fritillary – Argynnis niobe, 47th butterfly species in the Urseetal

While putting all pictures from four years of observation into file, the next butterfly, the 47th in the Urseetal appeared: Argynnis niobe – Niobe Fritillary.

Argynnis_imgp8024Argynnis_imgp8025

This butterfly lives in Baden-Württemberg (BW) almost exclusively in the Blackforest, preferably in the Hochschwarzwald and isolatedly on the Suebian AlB. Here it is suckling from red clover. Due the limited number of observation this species is not well researched, oviposition and the preferred larval plants are unknown.

This endangered butterfly is protected by federal law.