Pearl-bordered fritillary - Clossiana euphrosyne

Pearl-bordered fritillary upperside.


Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: April - June

Size: 38-46mm

Altitude: 0-1900m



Pearl-bordered fritillary underside.


These were taken on West Down on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon in the UK. This is one of those species which can fly for long periods without settling for long, see ideas.

It used to be known in England as the April fritillary, if your lucky they emerge just before the end of April down in Devon.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Viola species

Violet - Viola spp.

Woodland clearings

Pearl-bordered fritillary distribution.

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Early Stages




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