Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria euphrosynePhotoWingspan: Male 44mm, female 47mm 

Like the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary the underside of the hindwing is the key to identifying this species. A mosaic of pale yellow and shades of orange form the background. Seven silver pearls adorn the outer edge, with another one mid-wing and one close to the body. Between these two pearls is an orange cell which contains a black dot. 

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Flight Period
Late April to early June. 

Larval Food plants
Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)
Heath Dog-violet (Viola canina)
Marsh Violet (Viola palustris) 

Woodland clearings. 

Wiltshire Status
Rare, extremely local. 

Wiltshire Sites
Bentley Wood
Blackmoor Copse                     

Earliest sightings
Earliest county record 16th April 2007, Bentley Wood (David Lambert) 

Latest county record
5th July 1964