Appendix A: (Nymphalidae / Heliconiinae)
59.0201 [B&F: 1604] Great Spangled Fritillary (Argynnis cybele) (Fabricius, 1775)


Notes: Common in deciduous woodland and damp meadows throughout much of North America. In Britain, recorded just once, in Warwickshire in 1833, but believed to have been accidentally introduced on animal feed or bedding. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 51-73 mm. Larva feeds on Northern Downy Violet and Lance-leaved Violet.

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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