Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae

1603 (ABH59.016) Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07210

 Photo © Eddie John
Queen of Spain Fritillary
 Photo © Eddie John
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Bulgaria, June 2010
Bulgaria, June 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Wingspan: M: 34-52mm, F: 50-56mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor), Field Pansy (Viola arvensis), violets (Viola spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-mid October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Dry, open, heathland and dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1961

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 June to 16 August

Similar Species
Howe, North Lancs.
Howe, North Lancs.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe
 Photo © Val Perrin
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja
 Photo © Val Perrin
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia

Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Black, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5