The Marsh Fritillary
Euphydryas cynthia ( Nymphalide )
The Marsh Fritillary is such a colourful butterfly, with markings just as attractive on it's underwings but in subdued colours.It's wings are narrow by fritillary standards, and often open when sun basking.Wingspan is 4,5-5,2cm. It favours marchy ground, but also moorland up to 2,000m. As you can see, this one is basking on the arm of a garden chair.