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Butterflies - Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia)

Various reports of Marsh Fritillary between 1900 and present day across Warwickshire. Reports since the 1950's are the result of unofficial releases or accidental release by breeders. In 2007, several Marsh Fritillary were reported on Ryton Wood Meadows. These were the result of an unofficial release.

The Marsh Fritillary became extinct as a breeding species in Warwickshire in 1951.

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Extinct in Warwickshire.


Find out more about the Marsh Fritillary online at the following links;

Flight Chart
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Marsh Fritillary butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.

Marsh Fritillary Flight Chart

Distribution Maps

Marsh Fritillary - 2011 records / distribution. Marsh Fritillary - 2010 records / distribution. Marsh Fritillary - 2000 to 2009 records / distribution.
2011 (1yr) 2010 (1yr) 2000-09 (10yr)

Marsh FritillaryMarsh Fritillary © Steven Cheshire

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