Viperidae Viperinae Vipera aspis Vipera latastei
Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Viper, Adder

V. berus (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult (male), Rovereto (Trento), Italy

V. berus (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Val di Sole (Trento), Italy

V. berus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Adult (male), Namestovo, Slovakia, June 2001

V. berus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Adult (male), Namestovo, Slovakia, June 2001

V. berus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Adult (male), Namestovo, Slovakia, June 2001

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult, Gasteren, The Netherlands, May 16, 2004
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (female), Gasteren, The Netherlands, May 23, 2004
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Morten Günther)

Adult, Rygge, Østfold, Norway, March 2004
(Photo by Morten Günther, Birding Between Borders)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Young, Gasteren, The Netherlands, September 18, 2004
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© David Pollard)

Adult, Thorne Moors National Nature Reserve, August 2003
(Photo by David Pollard)

V. berus (© David Pollard)

Adult, Thorne Moors National Nature Reserve, August 2003
(Photo by David Pollard)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (male), Gasteren, The Netherlands, March 20, 2005
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (male), Gasteren, The Netherlands, August 21, 2005
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (male), Gasteren, The Netherlands
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (male), Gasteren, The Netherlands, March 20, 2005
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Bert Blok)

Adult (male), Gasterse Duinen, The Netherlands, March 20, 2006
(Photo by Bert Blok, Bedreigde flora in Nederland)

V. berus (© Stefan Dummermuth)

Adult (female), Jura, France, August 2001
(Photo by Stefan Dummermuth)

V. berus (© Valerio Paneri)

Adult, Bernina group, Alpi Retiche, Italy
(Photo by Valerio Paneri)

V. berus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Adult (female), Listolade (Belluno), Italy, June 2001

V. berus (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)

Adult (female), Listolade (Belluno), Italy, June 2001


Distribution:
Much of Europe from beyond the Arctic Circle to northern France, north Italy, north Albania, northern Greece and west European Turkey; also extends across Russia to Sakhalin islands

Similar species:
Vipera aspis (Viperidae)
Vipera renardi (Viperidae)
Vipera seoanei (Viperidae)
Vipera ursinii (Viperidae)

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