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Marsh Fritillary

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A nationally scare species; it likes damp, grassy downland sites so long as its food plant, devils-bit scabious occurs. On the wing in late May and throughout June


Common Name Marsh Fritillary
Scientific Name Eurodryas aurinia
Species Group Nymphalid Butterflies Admirals and Fritillaries
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Nymphalid Butterflies Admirals and Fritillaries