Queen of Spain Fritillary Butterfly Issoria lathonia

Queen of Spain Fritillary Butterfly
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Queen of Spain Fritillary
The Queen of Spain Fritillary butterfly occurs through much of Eurasia from France/Spain and North Africa through to the Far East.
It is resident in some areas and a migrant in others, sometimes, though rarely, reaching the southern UK.
Queen of Spain Fritillary Butterfly
Queen of Spain Fritillary
Queen of Spain Fritillary
The butterfly has a distinctive square shape on its hind wings. The topside is orange with black spots and the underside is orange with large white blobs (see top right).