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Glanville Fritillary Mellitaea cinxia Wingspan 40mm. A beautifully marked butterfly that is active only in sunshine; remains concealed in cover on overcast days. Adult has orange-brown upperwings; underwings are creamy-white and orange-buff. Flies May–June. Larva is black and bristly, with a red head; feeds gregariously on Sea Plantain. Very locally common on undercliffs on Isle of Wight and south Hampshire.
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Glanville Fritillary Mellitaea cinxia Wingspan 40mm. A beautifully marked butterfly that is active only in sunshine; remains concealed in cover on overcast days. Adult has orange-brown upperwings; underwings are creamy-white and orange-buff. Flies May–June. Larva is black and bristly, with a red head; feeds gregariously on Sea Plantain. Very locally common on undercliffs on Isle of Wight and south Hampshire.

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Date: 12 Mar 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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Restrictions: Nature Photographers Ltd., West Wit, New Road, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 5EU. Tel: +44(0)1256 850661 web: www.naturephotographers.co.uk
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