Pearl-Bordered Fritillary

Boloria Euphrosyne

Family Nymphalidae
  • Colouring – Orange/brown with black markings on both wings.
  • Life span – April through to July.
  • Native – British butterfly.
  • Caterpillar colour – Black.
  • Eggs to caterpillar – 10 – 15 days.
  • Food for the caterpillar – Heath, dog-violet.
  • Food for the butterfly – Dead leaves, woodland sites, dog-violet, food plants.
Special features

The Pearl’s markings run along the outside edge of the underside of the hind wings. This butterfly is in a very serious situation of becoming extinct. A survey carried out in 2015 estimated a drop of 95% in the Pearl-Bordered Fritillary population.