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59.034 [B&F: 1612] Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) (Linnaeus, 1758)


An endangered Red Data Book species, on undercliffs and rough coastal grassland; 50-100 m (0-2000 m in Europe), in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight; southern Scandinavia and mainland Europe. In Hampshire has been lost from the old site at Hordle Cliff, but now established at Hurst Castle; still reasonably widespread on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 41-47 mm. Larva feeds on Ribwort Plantain.

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 283
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 13
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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