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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Nymphalidae - Heliconiinae and Nymphalinae 2 (Melitaeini only) families
(Fritillaries)

All the pictures of British Fritillaries shown on the original sightings page

Links to species on this page . . .
Pearl-bordered Fritillary(Boloria euphrosyne)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe)
Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja )
Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia)
Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia )
Heath Fritillary (Melitaea athalia)
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.014 BF1601 - Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria euphrosyne

Once resident - now extinct

Pearl Bordered Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Pearl Bordered Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2006 - Ian Hardy

Scotland 2006
© photo: Steve Lane

Scotland 2006
© photo: Ian Hardy

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2001 - John Stevens

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2004 - Nick Sampford

Scotland
© photo: John Stevens
Wiltshire 2002
© photo: Nick Sampford
Wiltshire 2004
© photo: Nick Sampford

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2005 - Becky Rasch

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2003 - Allen Beechey

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2005
© photo: Becky Rasch

Wiltshire 2005
© photo: Allen Beechey

Wiltshire 2005
© photo: Nick Sampford


Pearl-Bordered Fritillary was last recorded in Hertfordshire in 1978 (Sawford, 1987)
There are no modern records from Middlesex (Plant, 1987)


Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.015 BF1600 - Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Boloria selene

Once resident - now extinct

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2005 - Steve Lane

Wiltshire 2002
© photo: Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Scotland 2005
© photo: Steve Lane

Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary 2005 - Nick Sampford

Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Hampshire 2005
© photo: Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2002
© photo: Nick Sampford


Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary was last recorded in Hertfordshire about 1960 (Sawford, 1987)
There are no modern records from Middlesex (Plant, 1987)


Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.020 BF1606 - High Brown Fritillary

Argynnis adippe

Once resident - now extinct

High Brown Fritillary 2005 - Nick Sampford

High Brown Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

High Brown Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

2005
© photo: Nick Sampford

Cumbria 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Cumbria 2002
© photo: Nick Sampford


High Brown Fritillary was last recorded in Hertfordshire in 1977 (Sawford, 1987).
There are no modern records from Middlesex (Plant, 1987)



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.019 BF1607 - Dark-green Fritillary

Argynnis aglaja

Restricted resident

Dark Green Fritillary 2008 - Andrew Steele

Dark Green Fritillary 2008 - Malcolm Hull

Dark Green Fritillary 2010 - Paul Thrush

Aldbury Nowers 2008
© photo: Andrew Steele

Aldbury Nowers 2008
© photo: Malcolm Hull

Aldbury Nowers 2010
© photo: Paul Thrush

Dark-green Fritillary - Paul Thrush

Dark Green Fritillary 2008 - Darin Stanley

Aldbury Nowers 2007
© photo: Paul Thrush

Sharpenhoe Clappers 2008
© photo: Darin Stanley

Dark Green Fritillary 2005 - Rachel Goodyear

Dark Green Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Dark Green Fritillary - John Stevens

Norfolk coast
© photo: Rachel Goodyear

Wiltshire
© photo: Nick Sampford

Bucks
© photo: John Stevens

Dark Green Fritillary 2001 - Linda Chandler

Dark Green Fritillary 2002 - Angela Sampford

Dark Green Fritillary 2005 - Nick Sampford

Bedfordshire
© photo: Linda Chandler


© photo: Angela Sampford


© photo: Nick Sampford

Dark Green Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Dark-green Fritillary 2006 - Malcolm Hull

Wiltshire
© photo: Nick Sampford

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Malcolm Hull




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.017 BF1608 - Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia

Resident

Silver-washed Fritillary 2010 - Malcolm Newland

Silver-washed Fritillary 2010 - Alessandro Giusti

Hemel Hempstead garden
© photo: Malcolm Newland
2010
Greenford garden
© photo: Alessandro Giusti

Silver Washed Fritillary 2010 - via Robert Watts

Silver-washed Fritillary 2010 - Paul Thrush

Silver-washed Fritillary 2010 - Paul Thrush

2010 (taken on a mobile phone)
Tower Hamlets Cemetary
© photo: via Robert Watts
2010
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush
2010
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush

Silver-washed Fritillary 2009 - Marion Moss

Silver-washed Fritillary 2010 - Clive Burrows

Silver Washed Fritillary 2010 - Phil MacMurdie

2009
Broxbourne Wood
© photo: Marion Moss
2010
Bricket Wood
© photo: Clive Burrows
2010
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Phil MacMurdie

Silver-washed Fritillary - Paul Thrush

Silver-washed Fritillary - Paul Thrush

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Clive Burrows

2008
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Bob Clift
2008
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Bob Clift
Bricket Wood 2008
© photo: Clive Burrows

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Bob Clift

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Bob Clift

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Michael Pearson

Aldbury Nowers 2007
© photo: Paul Thrush
Aldbury Nowers 2007
© photo: Paul Thrush
15th August 2008 - an extremely worn Silver-washed Fritillary
Gaddesden Row, nr. Hemel Hempstead
© photo: Michael Pearson

Silver-washed Fritillary 2007 - Darin Stanley

Silver-washed Fritillary 2007 - Clive Burrows

Silver-washed Fritillary 2007 - Colin Sturges

Symondshyde 2007
© photo: Darin Stanley
Bricket Wood 2007
© photo: Clive Burrows
Tring Park 2007
© photo: Colin Sturges

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008 - Darin Stanley

Silver-washed Fritillary 2008
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes
Silver-washed Fritillary 2008
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes
Silver-washed Fritillary 2008
Symondshyde Wood
© photo: Darin Stanley

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Glen Barnes

Stevenage Garden 2006
© photo: Steve Lane
Stevenage Garden 2006
© photo: Steve Lane
We also saw a very tatty, weak Silver-washed Fritillary. I took one photo and then followed it to try for another when a Hawker (Southern we think) struck and carried it off! End of story!
11th August 2006
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Andrew Palmer

© photo: Steve Lane © photo: Steve Lane Bishops Stortford Garden
© photo: Andrew Palmer

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Peter Clarke

Silver Washed Fritillary 2006 - Malcolm Hull

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Glen Barnes

Stevenage
© photo: Peter Clarke
Bricket Wood
© photo: Malcolm Hull
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Geoff Horn

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Phil Jeffrey

18th July 2006
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes

Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes
18th July 2006
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Geoff Horn

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - David Heath

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Phil Jeffrey

Symondshyde Wood
© photo: Geoff Horn
Letchworth garden
© photo: David Heath
Danemead Reserve HMWT
© photo: Phil Jeffrey

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Chris Beach

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Chris Beach

Silver-washed Fritillary 2006 - Chris Beach

Northaw Great Wood
© photo: Chris Beach
Northaw Great Wood
© photo: Chris Beach
Northaw Great Wood
© photo: Chris Beach

Silver-washed Fritillary 2004 - Lee Browne

Silver-washed Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Silver-washed Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Bramfield Woods, Herts 2004
© photo: Lee Browne

Wiltshire 2002
© photo: Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Silver-washed Fritillary Valezina - Sandra Standbridge

Silver-washed Fritillary 2004 - Lee Browne

Silver-washed Fritillary 2005 - Steve Lane

form Valezina
Wiltshire
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Bramfield Wood, Herts 2004
© photo: Lee Browne

Wiltshire 2005
© photo: Steve Lane

Silver-washed Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Silver-washed Fritillary 2003 - Malcolm Hull

Silver-washed Fritillary 2004 - Douglas Penn

Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Hertfordshire 2003
© photo: Malcolm Hull

Frogmore, Herts 2004
© photo: Douglas Penn



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.033 BF1610 - Marsh Fritillary

Euphydryas aurinia

Once resident - now extinct

Marsh Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Marsh Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Marsh Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

mating pair
Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
mating pair
Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Wiltshire 2006
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Marsh Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Marsh Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Wiltshire
© photo: Steve Lane
Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Marsh Fritillary 2005 - Lee Browne

Marsh Fritillary 2005 - Nick Sampford

Marsh Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Dorset 2005
© photo: Lee Browne

Wiltshire 2005
© photo: Nick Sampford

Wiltshire 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford


There are no modern Marsh Fritillary records from either Hertfordshire or Middlesex (Sawford, 1987; Plant, 1987)



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.034 BF1612 - Glanville Fritillary

Melitaea cinxia

Non-resident

Glanville Fritillary 2005 - Nick Sampford

Hampshire 2005
© photo: Nick Sampford

Glanville Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Glanville Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Glanville Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

Isle of Wight 2006
© photo: Steve Lane

Isle of Wight 2006
© photo: Steve Lane

Glanville Fritillary 2004 - Adrian Webb

Glanville Fritillary 2004 - Nick Sampford

Glanville Fritillary 2004 - Nick Sampford

2004
© photo: Adrian Webb

2004
© photo: Nick Sampford

2004
© photo: Nick Sampford




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

59.036 BF1613 - Heath Fritillary

Melitaea athalia

Non-resident

Heath Fritillary 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

Heath Fritillary 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

Heath Fritillary 2008 - Sezar Hikmet

2008
Ruislip Woods
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
2008
Ruislip Woods
© photo: Sezar Hikmet
2008
Ruislip Woods
© photo: Sezar Hikmet

Heath Fritillary 2007 - Richard Bigg

Heath Fritillary 2007 - Richard Bigg

Heath Fritillary 2007 - Richard Bigg

2007
Essex
© photo: Richard Bigg
2007
Essex
© photo: Richard Bigg
2007
Essex
© photo: Richard Bigg

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Steve Pash

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Steve Pash

Heath Fritllary 2007 - Darin Stanley

2006

© photo: Steve Pash
2006

© photo: Steve Pash
2007
Essex
© photo: Darin Stanley

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

2006
Kent
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
2006
Essex
© photo: Steve Lane
2006
Kent
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Steve Lane

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Ian Hardy

2006
Essex
© photo: Steve Lane
2006
Kent
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
2006
Essex
© photo: Ian Hardy

Heath Fritillary 2005 - Ian Hardy

Heath Fritillary 2002 - Nick Sampford

Heath Fritillary 2006 - Ian Hardy

Essex 2005
© photo: Ian Hardy

2002
© photo: Nick Sampford

2006
Essex
© photo: Ian Hardy

Heath Fritillary 2001 - Nick Sampford

Heath Fritillary 2003 - Nick Sampford

Heath Fritillary mating pair 2001 - Liz Goodyear

Essex 2001
© photo: Nick Sampford

>Essex 2003
© photo: Nick Sampford

mating pair - Essex 2001
© photo: Liz Goodyear



Pearl-bordered Fritillary(Boloria euphrosyne)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe)
Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja )
Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia)
Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia )
Heath Fritillary (Melitaea athalia)
Photo Library Index
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