Small pearl-bordered fritillary - Clossiana selene

Upperside  

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: May/June.

Size: 36-42mm

Altitude: 0-2200m

 

More widespread in the UK than the very similar Pearl-bordered fritillary Clossiana euphrosyne. The underside pattern is most distinctive but on the topside the outer marks are generally more joined to the edge in the Small-pearl.

Underside

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Clossiana euphrosyne

Viola species.

Viola species

Woodland rides, downland.

Small pearl-bordered fritillary distribution

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Early Stages

 

     
 
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