Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dark Green Fritillary butterfly

Dark Green Fritillary butterfly by Linda Yarrow
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly, a photo by Linda Yarrow on Flickr.

At long last, a dryer day today with some sunshine.  Went for a walk at Martin Down nature reserve, saw several species of butterflies; Comma, Dark Green Fritillary, Silver Washed Fritillary, Red Admiral, Painted Lady.  Also saw several Scarlet Tiger moths, lovely to watch when they are flying around.  Martin Down is a great place, it has both woodland and chalk grassland, with a wide variety of plants and wildflowers to support several species of butterflies including the White Admiral.


holdingmoments said...

That's a beauty Linda.
One I've never managed to see, yet.

ShySongbird said...

What a beauty it is! I visited a site where I know they are on Sunday but the weather wasn't as promised so unfortunately no sign of them.

Richard Pegler said...

Very envious Linda - it's been too long since I've seen any sort of fritillary, let alone a Dark Green. Super image too!