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Brenthis daphne (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: March 6, 2023, 10:08 p.m.

This rare species was discovered for the first time in Belgium during July 2006 in different locations in the most southern part of LX.
It was one of the few butterflies to be expected, because there are some small isolated populations in France not far from the Belgian border.
The first years the species established the southern part of Belgium and since then, the species spread out over the whole country.


Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Heliconiinae > Tribus: Argynnini > Genus: Brenthis > Species: Brenthis daphne
Vernacular names
Braamparelmoervlinder (NL), Nacré de la ronce (FR), Brombeer-Perlmuttfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Cuvelier S. & Spruytte S. 2011. De huidige status van Brenthis daphne (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae) in België en aangrenzende gebieden. Update en notities betreffende een onverwachte vondst. — Phegea 39(3): 115–119. On page 115.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May towards early August.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Rubus fruticosus and R. idaeus. It hibernates as an egg or small larva.

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