59.033 .... B&F 1610
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) 
There are no modern records of Marsh Fritillary from Nottinghamshire and it seems surprising that there appears to have been no attempt at releasing captive-bred stock. J.W. Carr lists it as 'very rare' in his book  'The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire. Nottingham: J.& H. Bell Ltd (1916)' and there has to be doubt over the validity of both records, or that this species even occurred naturally in the county at the time. Carr states that 'according to Sterland, it was taken several times in Sherwood Forest by J. Trueman' (1899) and then lists another record by Miss Alderson (later to become Lady Robinson) who captured a specimen at Worksop in 1883.
Captive reared adult, photographed May 2023
Early stages                            
Larva on Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum, photographed late February 2022.
Full-grown larva on Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum, photographed March 10th 2022.
Pupa, photographed March 11th 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Marsh Fritillary    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - 

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2022

copyright © Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (www.eakringbirds.com) . .
Butterfly Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Butterfly Photo Gallery - Text version