Argynnis paphiaWingspan: 72 - 76mm
The Silver-washed is our largest Fritillary. It gets its name from the silver streaks of the hind underwing. The male is a brighter orange than the female. The male also shows four black veins known as "sex bands" which can be clearly seen.
Mid-June to early September.
Larval Food plants
Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana)
Woodland with a few open areas, hedgerows adjoining suitable woodland.
Resident, fairly common and widespread.
Earliest county record 3rd June 2011, Bentley Wood (Steve & Liz Oakes)
Latest county record
18th September 2008 & 2010