Sunday, 25 June 2017

Silver-washed Fritillary

"If you go down to the woods today you will find something bright and beautiful and orangey"

Of course its that time now that the Silver-washed Fritillary Butterfly can be found gliding easily through the woodland. The females feeding on bramble flowers and the males occasionally pausing to do so. The best time to find both feeding is mid afternoon when the sun is shining.

The female below has a larger wingspan than the male and the brown markings are much darker than the males.


  1. Absolutely glorious photos, Roy, well done.

  2. ¡Maravilloso repotaje, Roy!. En mi tierra a la Argynnis paphia se la conoce con el nombre común de "Nacarada". Feliz verano. Saludos desde Asturias.

  3. Beautiful pictures Roy.. Well-done.. :-)))

  4. Amazing butterflies, and amazing images Roy.

  5. This is also a great beautiful series of the Dutch rare Emperor jacket in the Netherlands. Beautiful series of this butterfly.


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