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  • n. Plural form of fritillary.


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  • We knew it was one of the group called the fritillaries and, since all of them have been extinct in Suffolk for decades, we knew that our excitement was at least well founded.

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  • Pearl-bordered fritillaries have gone bananas and so have Duke of Burgundies," said Neil Hulme of Sussex Butterfly Conservation, who counted 115 Duke of Burgundies on a nature reserve where he would usually spot one or two."

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  • It was a silver-washed fritillary, the largest and most impressive of all the British fritillaries and one that has bucked the dismal trend and expanded its range after years of contraction.

    Country diary: Cosford Hall, Suffolk

  • As Ms. Benson says about the hanging bell-like flowers of the fritillaries in her East Hampton garden: "I love the mystery of them, and how they harbor all these secrets inside."

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  • While Avatars badger frogs, bearded cats and Sooty Copper fritillaries are technically and generationally better motivated, the zombie advantage is that they have human roots in the rising dead of all religions.

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  • In sunny moments I can count a hundred bumbles on 20 yards of thistles, and the open banks of limestone grassland in the wood come alive with butterflies: gatekeepers, meadow browns, commas, peacocks and silver-washed fritillaries.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • There's something cultish about the fascination for fritillaries.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The way fritillaries move elicits the chase, but the sight of them at rest is also a reward.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Then a couple of silver-washed fritillaries showed up and the atmosphere changed.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Plenty of small and large cabbage whites (their caterpillars eating my brassicas), various fritillaries, plus small blues and the odd larger one.

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