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Dark Green Fritillary near Spyway Barn

Two butterflies mating, partly hidden in the greenery

Dark Green Fritillaries. Photo: Mary Dorey

Mary caught these Dark Green Fritillaries between Seacombe and Worth Matravers on 05/07/2017, noting that she actually saw three.

If you are unsure if a fritillary is a Dark Green or a Silver-washed, one thing to note is the habitat: these were seen in an area of fairly open countryside. Silver-washed are woodland butterflies.

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