months seen in my garden: NONE
months seen in the English countryside: June
Note the orange tips to the antennae.
Top side of the wings.
Under side of the wings.
These 3 photographs were taken on 15 June 2003 in Gloucestershire.
Marsh Fritillary sites are not common. I was lucky to see several butterflies on this trip.
Here's a photo of a Marsh Fritillary at the same site, 18 June 2005 (sorry that this is not a quality image!)
Size: 48mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)
First Generation flight period: May-June
Habitat: Marshy ground or sunny hillside
Larval Food Plants: Devil's bit Scabious
Family Group: Nymphalidae - see list of butterflies by family