Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

1610 (ABH59.033) Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia, (Rottemburg, 1775)

KR07268

Somerford Common, June 1987, (male).
Somerford Common, June 1987, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Somerford Common, June 1987, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Somerford Common, June 1987, (female).
Somerford Common, June 1987, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
North Wales, 2011, (female).
North Wales, 2011, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
North Wales, June 2011, (female).
North Wales, June 2011, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
N Wales, 2011
N Wales, 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Somerford Common, Wilts
Somerford Common, Wilts
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Larva basking, N Wales, April 2011
Larva basking, N Wales, April 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Larval Nest, Somerford Common, Wilts, Sept 1987
Larval Nest, Somerford Common, Wilts, Sept 1987
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Larval web, N Wales, July 2010
Larval web, N Wales, July 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 30-42mm, F: 40-50mm
Foodplant(s): Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis), Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
Flying: One generation, late May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1828

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


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