South Charente and North Dordogne Fritillaries

Everywhere in the quiet borderland of the rivers Dronne and Lizonne/Nizonne there are fritillary butterflies, captivating in their intricate brown, orange and gold filigree patterns; all confusingly similar but subtly different. This then is a brief and provisional¬†aide memoire on the six (or seven) common species which occur and thus a basis to compare and…