Fritillaries

Four species of fritillary occur in our area. A fifth species, the Marsh Fritillary, is now very rare in our region.

Some of the Fritillaries tend to have localised distributions, but if you go to the correct places during their flight periods then you have a good chance of seeing them.  

These species have complex wing patterns.  It can be helpful to take photographs of the upperwings and the underwings to help confirm which fritillary you have seen.

 

Below you will find links to the individual species pages on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding additional pages with local information for each species - so please return sometime.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Late May to July

Silver-washed Fritillary

Distribution: Localised, Common

Flight period: June and August

Heath Fritillary

Distribution: Very localised, Rare

Flight period: June and July

Dark Green Fritillary

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Late June to August

Marsh Fritillary

Distribution: Very localised, Very rare

Flight period:  Mid May to early July

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