Family - NYMPHALIDAE
Tribe - ARGYNNINI
© Peter Bruce-Jones
genus Brenthis comprises of 4 species -
mofidii. All are restricted to temperate regions of Europe or
Asia. The underside wings have patterns similar to those of
Clossiana but unlike them they do not have any silver
is found throughout central and northern Europe, and across
temperate Asia to Siberia, Ussuri, China, Korea and Japan.
species is found in woodland edge habitats, including meadows,
pastures, moors and damp grassland.
fully grown larva is black with pale yellow stripes along the back
and sides, and orange multi-branched lateral and dorsal spikes. The
larval foodplants include Rubus,
Sanguisorba, Aruncus and
Spiraea ( Rosaceae ).
sexes nectar at a wide range of herbaceous plants. They roost
overnight on the terminal leaves of low herbage.