Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae

1606 (ABH59.020) High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07205

Howe, North Lancs.
Howe, North Lancs.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Howe, North Lancs.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.

Wingspan: 55-69mm
Foodplant(s): Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana), Hairy Violet (Viola hirta), Heath Dog-violet (Viola canina), violets (Viola spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid May-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Grassland with bracken, scrub and cleared woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1963

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 June to 14 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Eddie John
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Orange, pink, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5