High brown fritillary at rest on a fern (c) Andy Seely

High brown fritillary

The high brown fritillary butterfly used to be common across Wales and England, but is now found in only a few places. Its caterpillars feed on violets.

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Scientific name: Fabriciana adippe

Rank: Species

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The High brown fritillary can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom, Wales. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the High brown fritillary distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web