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Glanville Fritillary - Melitaea cinxia

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1612
Agassiz No.: 59.034

The Glanville Fritillary is virtually restricted to coastal landslips on the southern half of the Isle of Wight. It was named after Lady Eleanor Glanville who was the first to capture British specimens in Lincolnshire during the 1690s. The status of the butterfly appears to have changed little in recent decades, though there has been some loss of habitat due to coastal protection measures. However, there are only a handful of core breeding areas and it remains a vulnerable species.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.