British Wildlife 24.1 October 2012

Conserving violet-feeding fritillary butterflies at Marsland Nature Reserve

The UK is home to five species of fritilary butterfly, the Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja, High Brown Fritillary A. adippe, Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary B. selene and Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia, whose larvae feed on violets Viola species (Warren 1992).

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