Friday, August 24, 2007

more fritillaries



I am not sure which of the large fritillaries this is. You need to get a good view of the underside of the wings to be sure and it was extremely uncooperative about this important issue, but it is either a dark green fritillary, or a high brown fritillary, or a niobe fritillary (only to be found in damp meadows in mainland europe!). It was fast moving and quite light coloured so it is probably a tattered high brown, and the forewing is gently concave. (there are lots of good butterfly links)

1 comment:

Meg Anna H said...

Dear Spot and the other d'ers,

I do like butterflies but I am missing photographs of you and my other canine chums. Please can I see you soon and not just butterflies.

Love your best friend Meg Anna H xxx
(still 6 but thinking how many sleeps 'til Im seven. Or Christmas.)