Brenthis daphne Bergstrasser, 1780 Marbled Fritillary, Brombeer-Perlmutterfalter, Nacre de la ronce ou Daphne, Перламутровка дафна, Դաֆնա
Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found in the Palearctic ecozone, for Europe the range is limited to the southern parts of the continent. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies B. d. ochroleuca (Fruhstorfer, 1907), which predominantly occupies forests of North-eastern and South-eastern Armenia, selecting glades and clearings at the elevations from 1000 to 1800 m a.s.l. The host plant of Marbled Fritillary id Rubus spp. The species gives one generation per year and the flight period is from mid June till late July.
Population dynamics: The species is uncommon to rare even within its typical habitat. First time it was recorded in the South-eastern region of the country in 2001, and until 2008 there were no new records. Later the species was discovered also in North-eastern region, however the data is not yet sufficient for computation of its population trend. Taking into consideration host-plant of the species - a thorny bush, with strong adaptability - the species should not be threatened.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and Armenian Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern Conventions, however it is included in European Red Book as Least Concern. Preliminary assessment of its national conservation status suggests it as Data Deficient and therefore there is a need for further study of its population trend and current and potential threats. Other that that it should be noted that the Southern population of the species is covered by Zangezur Biosphere Complex and appropriate Emerald Site, and the species is presented in two Prime Butterfly Areas: Gudemnis and Gyumorats.