The Glanville Fritillary is a light orangey-brown with dark brown markings. The underside is paler with cream markings and black spots. The female of this species is larger and paler than the male.



Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia)

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Where to sight species

The Glanville Fritillary is only found on the Isle of Wight in the British Isles. Usually found along the cliff tops at the southwestern part of the island close to the sea.

Chilton Chine.



© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Late spring.


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