Marsh Fritillary Butterfly Euphydryas aurinia

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly
Marsh Fritillary side
Marsh Fritillary
The Marsh Fritillary butterfly has a distinctive, bright, variable chequered pattern, usually in orange and pale yellow on its topside and slightly less bright on the underside. It flies from May to early July in the UK, mainly near marshland or water. Populations are quite local and only in the west of the UK, but the butterfly is present across Eurasia from west to east.