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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Boloria selene - male (top row) - female (bottom row). Wingspan 40mm. Similar to Pearl-bordered Fritillary and close attention to underwing markings is needed to confirm identification; typically flies later in the season than Pearl-bordered. Adult has orange brown upperwings with dark markings: on underside of hindwing note seven silver marginal spots and several silver central spots (just two in Pearl-bordered). Flies in June. Larva is black and hairy; feeds on violets. Local in woodland and grassland where violets are common, mainly in western half of Britain.
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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Boloria selene - male (top row) - female (bottom row). Wingspan 40mm. Similar to Pearl-bordered Fritillary and close attention to underwing markings is needed to confirm identification; typically flies later in the season than Pearl-bordered. Adult has orange brown upperwings with dark markings: on underside of hindwing note seven silver marginal spots and several silver central spots (just two in Pearl-bordered). Flies in June. Larva is black and hairy; feeds on violets. Local in woodland and grassland where violets are common, mainly in western half of Britain.

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Date: 8 Jan 2015
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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