Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fritillaries, a group of butterflies, of which the most typical belong to the genus Argynnis and the family Nymphalidce; as a rule, they are brown, speckled with black, with spots of brilliant silver on the under side of the hind wings. The genus occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America. The

Duke of Burgundy Fritillary belongs to a different family, but there are seven English species of the typical group.