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Friday, 30 June 2017

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary


I have to say that at Lochan Lodge it was handy having a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony just 100 metres from the door. Every time the sun came up I took a walk through the strip of marshy grassland. I took far too many photographs and I have to admit in the end I was looking for something unusual or an aberration.
 





 











Difference in the sexes is obvious - female upper - male lower

Marsh Thistles are an important nectar source


Likely to be a few next year.


 
 

In the end we became quite friendly

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