Euphydryas auriniaWingspan: Male 42mm – 48mm, female - size very variable
The upperwings are a mosaic of reddish-orange and yellow or white patches. The cells are divided by darker veins and cross lines. A single row of black dots is visible near the trailing edge of the hindwings. These dots are also visible on the underside.
May to June.
Larval Food plants
Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)
Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
Chalk downland and grassland.
Frequent/common, very local.
Earliest county record 21st April 2007, Cotley Hill (Nick Wynn)
Latest county record
4th July 1983