Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria selene

The Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary became extinct in Warwickshire in 1961. The Victorian County History of 1904 states that the species was common in larger woods.

The neglect and destruction of suitable habitats in Warwickshire has been a contributory factor [to its dramatic decline]

Smith, R. and Brown, D. (1979) The Lepidoptera of Warwickshire; a provisional list. Part One, Butterflies 1900-1977, Hesperiidae to Satyridae page 30.

Historic Records in Warwickshire

  • 1960: Wappenbury Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society - the last confirmed sighting of this species in Warwickshire1.
  • 1959: Wappenbury Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society (23 May)1.
  • 1957: Coleshill Bog by G. C. Grant (June)1.
  • 1951: Four Oaks Gate, Sutton Park by P. W. James1.
  • 1948: Edgebaston by M. W. Beale (May)1.
  • 1943: Waverley Wood by D. Rishworth1.
  • 1942: Wappenbury Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1942: Wappenbury Wood by L. Raven (21 June)1.
  • 1942: Princethorpe Great Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1941: Wappenbury Wood by R. F. Bretherton (20 June)1.
  • 1920-46: Earlswood by G. B. Manly1.
  • 1920-46: Wappenbury Wood (Bubbenhall Glade) by G. B. Manly1.
  • 1920: Ryton Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1920's: Chase Wood by E. H. Sills1.
  • 1919: Hillmorton by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1909-18: Ryton Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1906: Ufton Wood by Rugby School Natural History Society1.
  • 1901-12: Princethorpe1.

Sources
1. Smith, R. and Brown, D. (1979) The Lepidoptera of Warwickshire; a provisional list. Part One, Butterflies 1900-1977, Hesperiidae to Satyridae.