Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Stour Wood, Wrabness
Male. 4 July 2011
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Stour Wood, Wrabness
Male. 4 July 2011
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Stour Wood, Wrabness
Male. 4 July 2011
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Thrift Wood, Marks Hall
5 July 2011
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Brampton Wood, Cambs.
Male. 11 July 2013
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary.
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Wolves Wood, Suffolk
15 July 2013
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary.
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Wolves Wood, Suffolk
Male. 15 July 2013
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Gamlingay Wood, Cambs.
Female. 22 July 2012
Small photograph of a Silver-washed Fritillary
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Gamlingay Wood, Cambs.
22 July 2012

The Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia

This species is more common in the south and west of the country, but is being more frequently reported from woodland in Essex.
The population at Marks Hall near Coggeshall is referred to in their visitor guide as recently reintroduced.

It is on the wing from the end of June to mid to late August when it can be seen in warm, sheltered clearings in woodland. It over-winters as a caterpillar. The larval food plants are Violets.

Internal links: Home . Butterfly list . Main Gallery . Brampton Wood . Gamlingay Wood . Stour Wood

External links to Silver-washed Fritillary pages: British Butterflies by Steven Cheshire . UK Butterflies by Peter Eeles
B.M. Cockayne database for forms and aberrations.

Personal sightings:

5 July 2011. Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex. 4 Silver-washed Fritillaries.
4 July 2011. Stour Wood, Essex. 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries.
11 July 2011. Stour Wood, Essex. 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries.
19 July 2011. Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex. 4 Silver-washed Fritillaries in Thrift Wood (morning).
22 July 2011. Brampton Wood, Cambs. 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries (morning).
22 July 2012. Gamlingay Wood, Cambs. 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries (late afternoon).
26 July 2012. Gamlingay Wood. 3 Silver-washed Fritillaries.
26 July 2012. Brampton Wood, Main Ride. 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries (afternoon). One appeared fascinated by a few clover leaves in the middle of the ride, it made several landings and looked to be probing the surface.
11 July 2013. Brampton Wood (late afternoon). 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries.
15 July 2013. Wolves Wood, Suffolk (mid day). 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries - from time to time being hustled by Commas.

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