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59.033 [B&F: 1610] Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) (Rottemburg, 1775)


A vulnerable Red Data Book species, protected under the UK Wildlife and Countryside Act, and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, in water meadows, damp grassland and chalk downland; 50-300 m (0-2600 m in Europe) in parts of western Britain and Ireland; mainland Europe. In Hampshire can still be found at Martin Down and one or two other sites in the county, but very uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-48 mm. Larva feeds on Devil's-bit Scabious, Honeysuckle, Small Scabious and Gentian.

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 134
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 7
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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