Marsh Fritillary

Eurodryas aurinia

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Fritileán Réisc [IRL]

Le Damier de la Succise [F]

Skabiosen-Scheckenfalter [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information


Uncommon - mainly central/west Ireland.

Devil's-bit Scabious.

42-48mm (1.65 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This small Fritillary has a wing pattern that is darker and a little more colourful than the other Fritillaries.
Due to the destruction of its boggy habitats, this uncommon species is endangered in many countries.