Butterfly - Queen Of Spain Fratillary
Taken at Sorrento on 18th September 2009 using Nikon D40X with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
Fact File
 
Butterfly - Queen of Spain Fratillary.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Issoria lathonia.
Lepidoptera.
Nymphalidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Field Pansy and Wild Pansy
A variety of flowers, Thistles being a particular favourite.
Male: 34 - 52 mm. Female:50 - 56 mm.
Grassland, Heathland.
September - October.
Extremely rare immigrant to the British Isles.