Boloria euphrosyneWingspan: 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.
Late April to early June.
Larval Food plants
Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)
Heath Dog-violet (Viola canina)
Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)
Rare, extremely local.
Earliest county record 16th April 2007, Bentley Wood (David Lambert)
Latest county record
5th July 1964