Butterflies - Mid Wales

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary

A wetland fritillary. This vibrant butterfly emerges in late Spring where it can be in wetland and boggy areas.. It is a declining species with five of the six sites in the South East alarmingly disappearing in the last five years alone. Wales is one of the strongholds along with Cornwall and Scotland. Picture courtesy of Ieuan Davies taken at Parc Penalltau.

Name: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Latin: Boloria selene

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Violets