Friday, 10 July 2015

Silver-Washed Fritillary Butterfly

The Silver-washed Fritillary Butterfly (Argynnis aglaja).
 A large species, the female's wingspan measures some 76 mm and the male 72mm.
The most common and widespread of our Fritillaries, that said it is still low in numbers as opposed to our more common species generally. A woodland Butterfly emerging at the beginning of July. 

Male

Female











27 comments:

  1. HI Roy Onceagain, these images are marvellous of this very beautiful butterfly

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  2. Great photos of a beautiful flutter.

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  3. Super shots Roy.

    I thought I'd spotted one of these but I think it's a Dark Green Fritillary instead, what do you think (http://my-30dayswild-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/day-27-look-for-lizards-in-sand-dunes.html)

    Cheers

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, yes I had a look and its a Dark Green.

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  4. Hey Roy..I have been trying to get a shot of a fritillary we have here, but darn it get's it's name well. It just flits about to much. It looks like you are quicker than I.

    Very nice shot's, my favorites are #5, and the last one. Love being able to see there eyes like in #5 .

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes they don't hang around.{:))

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  5. Hi Roy
    What a good picture ! The sharpness is very very great.
    Hugs

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  6. Lovely pictures Roy, this is one butterfly I did manage to get pictures of at Martin Down.

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  7. Always a joy to see this species emerge.

    Excellent series Roy.

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  8. Fabulous photos of this beautiful butterfly.

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  9. What can I say?... Pure poetry in each image of this sequence...

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