Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly

Argynnis paphia

family - Nymphalidae

My personal observations of the Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly:

Seen in the Gloucestershire countryside: July

Silver-washed Fritillary on Hemp Agrimony

Butterfly sightings 2003:

Silver-washed fritillary on Hemp Agrimony, 12 July 2003. (above photo)

Butterfly sightings 2005:

Silver-washed fritillary on bramble flower, Overley Woods, 16 July 2005

Reference Section

Size: 72-76mm (larger than the Large White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: June-August

Habitat: woodland
Larval Food Plants: Dog Violet (Viola canina)

Family Group: Nymphalidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 July, 2005