High Brown Fritillary

Argynnis adippe

The High Brown Fritillary became extinct in Warwickshire in 1958. Since then, there have been just two records, both vagrants to Warwickshire in 1976.

High Brown Fritillary collected by Les Moore at Bubbenhall on 3rd August 1940. Photo © 2017-2022 Steven Cheshire by permission Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

High Brown Fritillary collected by Les Moore at Bubbenhall on 3rd August 1940. Photo © 2017-2022 Steven Cheshire.

High Brown Fritt (sic). Several about in Bubbenhall Woods. Caught one!

Historic Records in Warwickshire

  • 1976: Two vagrants
  • 1958: the last confirmed sighting of the species in Warwickshire.
  • 1941: Several at Bubbenhall Woods on 03 August 1941 (Lesley Moore).