Having narrowed the options down a little there are now just 47 species to choose from! The species are now split down to genus level, the first part of a butterflies latin name. On this page the idea is to pick the right genus, and then click for species identification.
Nymphalidae - Fritillaries
Argynnis (7 species)
|Dark green fritillary||Silver washed fritillary|
Brenthis & Boloria (8 species)
Pictured in order. Issoria with unique silver markings, Brenthis with rounded wings. Boloria small sized with squared hindwing corners.
|Queen of Spain fritillary||Marbled fritillary||Shepherd's fritillary|
Small fritillaries with rounded hindwing corners. A large number of arctic species together with three widespread European fritillaries.
|Weaver's fritillary||Pearl-bordered fritillary|
|Melitaea (8 species)|
|Spotted fritillary||Knapweed fritillary|
|Mellicta (7 species)|
Patterns of black spots and bars with a variety of background colours including the two pictured right.
|Marsh fritillary||Cynthia's fritillary|
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