Glanville fritillary - Melitaea cinxia

Glanville fritillary.

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: May - July

Size: mm

Altitude: 0-2000m


fairly widespread and often common fritillary. In the UK it is confined to just a few localities on the south coast, mainly the Isle of White. This one was pictured in Brittany, where it was quite common.

The row of spots on the hindwing aid identification.

Glanville fritillary underside.A

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Melitaea phoebe

Plantain - Plantago spp.


Glanville fritillary distribution.


Early Stages




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