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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana Selene)

 

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The Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary is a widespread butterfly in England. It is mainly found locally to the West into Wales and the west country, mostly in damp woodland habitats. Further North however, across the borders and into Scotland the butterfly is more often found on open grassland such as moors and heaths.

All areas are where its larval food plant Common Dog or Marsh Violets, can be found

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary under wings

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana Selene)- Somerset

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana Selene)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana Selene)

Quick Information

  • Name: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana Selene)
  • Family Group: Nymphalidae
  • Size Around: 40mm
  • Habitat: Damp Woodland and Grassland Moors and Heaths
  • When: June
  • Adult Nectar Plant: Bramble Flowers(Rubus sp.), Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas)
  • Larvae feed on: Common Dog Violet (Viola riviniana), Marsh Violet
  • Photographed: Ubley warren, Somerset
 
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