Heath fritillary - Mellicta athalia

 

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: May - August.

Size: 34-46mm

Altitude: 0-2200m

 
Notes:

A very rare species in the UK, just a few colonies in the SE and SW of England. This one is taken at a managed reserve on the Devon/Cornwall border. In the rest of Europe they are more widespread, although still declining I believe

 

 

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Heath fritilllary distribution.

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