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Marsh Frit!

The Marsh Fritillary has the most colourful upper sides of all of our fritillaries, being a highly-variable chequered pattern of orange, brown and yellow markings. The bright colours fade after a few days and leaves the butterfly with a shiny appearance - early Lepidopterists naming this butterfly the "Greasy Fritillary" as a result. This butterfly is primarily a wetland species as its modern name suggests.



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Is this a remnant population or reintroduction Ewan? Wonderful to see and presumably has Scabious as a food plant?

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