Marsh Fritillary
  Euphydrias aurinia
 


Photograph by Paul Kirkland


DESCRIPTION

Ground colour of uppersides of wings are orange-red, with contrasting dark and straw coloured markings.

LIFE CYCLE

Larvae spin conspicuous webs towards end of August. They overwinter and re-appear in early Spring, often basking in clusters. They eventually disperse, before pupating in at the end of April or beginning of May. Pupal stage lasts about 3 weeks. Adults emerge from late May to early June.

FLIGHT TIMES

May to mid-July

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Has been recorded in West Inverness-shire near the boundaries with Argyll

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