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fritillary

[frə′til·ə·rē]
(botany)
The common name for plants of the genus Fritillaria.
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for butterflies in several genera of the subfamily Nymphalinae.
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Habitat utilization by the heath fritillary butterfly, Mellicta alhalia ssp.
The larvae of the queen of Spain fritillary feed on several species in the genus Viola in Violacea, but the main food plants are wild pansy (Viola tricolor L.
The swallowtails can be found in the forest, and the Gulf fritillary and the cloudless sulphur, Phoebis sennae, can usually be found in fields.
Characteristic of this mesic habitat is the Alcestis fritillary butterfly (Speyeria aphrodite alcestis (Edw.
Small Pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies only survive in small numbers in County Durham and naturalists have been breeding them in captivity as part of the Heart of Durham Project - a partnership between Durham Wildlife Trust and Northumbrian Water, supported by funding from SITA Enriching Nature with backing from Durham County Council and the Butterfly Conservation Society.
The snake's head fritillary, as it's called, has flowers that look almost hand-painted with delightful, tessellated patterns.
Other species found in woodland clearings, such as the Pearlbordered Fritillary and the Duke of Burgundy butterflies, are also struggling, while the Small Heath, one of the UK's commonest butterflies, has virtually disappeared from woods, although it is still found on grassland.
THE snake's head fritillary, or Fritillaria meleagris, is one of the great delights of the British garden.
The grizzled skipper emerged a month later than last year, while the pearlbordered fritillary was on the wing by April 1 last year, but was not recorded until April 27 this year.
The attentiongrabbing snake's head fritillary, above,and rare cowslip primrose
Clattinger is part of a larger project to restore a mosaic of woods and meadows across the landscape and is today recognised as a site of special scientific interest; LEFT: one of the best-loved wildflowers in the UK, the snake's head fritillary is also one of the rarest.
Other rare butterflies to flourish were the Grizzled Skipper, which saw a 96 per cent rise, and the Pearlbordered Fritillary, whose population rose by 103 per cent.