Two mainly orange butterflies on a bluebell

Pearl-bordered Fritillaries. Photo: Mark Pike

The Pearl-bordered Fritillary is considered extinct in Dorset. The last sightings were in 2002.

Where to see

Habitat: n/a

Caterpillar foodplants: n/a

Best places: No longer seen in Dorset.

Distribution map

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When to see

No longer seen in Dorset.

Sightings by month (last 5 years)*:

Sightings this year*:

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No longer seen in Dorset.

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*Please note: The charts shown on this page are drawn only from casual sightings submitted to this website. Records from this website will be added to a lot more data collected throughout the year and used to compile the five-yearly Butterfly Atlases for Dorset and the UK.

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