High brown fritillary - Argynnis adippe


Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: June-August.

Size: 50-62mm

Altitude: 0-2100m

The High brown fritillary is fast declining in the UK and is now quite rare. It is easily separated form the more common Dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja see notes on that page.

In Europe the Niobe fritillary, Argynnis niobe can cause identification problems.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Viola species.

Viola species

Dry clearings, steep slopes.

High brown fritillary distribution

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Early Stages


High brown fritillary ova.    


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