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East Midlands Branch Butterfly Conservation

Silver-washed Fritilary Argynnis paphia

Habitat

The Silver-washed Fritilary is quite common in large broad-leaved woods in southern England but has declined over the last century, particularly from the north and east. In the East Midlands region it seen sporadically and was not recorded in 2007 or 2008.

Identification

The Silver-washed Fritilary is a large, distinctive fritillary with golden-brown wings and black markings on the upper wing, but is differentiated from other fritillaries by the subtle silver markings on the underside.

Flight times

There is a single generation flying between mid June and early September.

Food plants

Eggs are laid singly in a crevice on the trunk of oak trees close to growth of Common Dog-violets.

Silver-washed Fritilary - © Eliot Taylor  picture of Silver-washed Fritilary butterfly

Distribution Maps for the East Midlands Region

Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2010
2010 Summary
No of tetrads 1
First sighting 26/06/2010
Last sighting 24/07/2010
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2011
2011 Summary
No of tetrads 1
First sighting 12/06/2011
Last sighting 12/06/2011
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2012
2012 Summary
No of tetrads 1
First sighting 22/07/2012
Last sighting 22/07/2012
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2013
2013 Summary
No of tetrads 31
First sighting 16/07/2013
Last sighting 03/09/2013
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2014
2014 Summary
No of tetrads 33
First sighting 20/06/2014
Last sighting 31/08/2014
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2015
2015 Summary
No of tetrads 27
First sighting 04/07/2015
Last sighting 04/09/2015
Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2005-09

Combined records for the five year period 2005-09

Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map 2010-14

Combined records for the five year period 2010-14

Silver-washed Fritilary distribution map comparison of 2005-09 & 2010-14

Comparison of years 2005-09 & 2010-14

Now much more widespread, with a peppering of records across the three counties.

 

Photo Gallery

Silver-washed Fritilary

Silver-washed Fritilary © Christine Maughan

Silver-washed Fritilary

Silver-washed Fritilary © Christine Maughan

Silver-washed Fritilary

Silver-washed Fritilary © Richard Jeffery

Silver-washed Fritilary

Silver-washed Fritilary © Richard Jeffery

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