Orange and Brown butterfly with open wings

Dark Green Fritillary. Photo: Brian Arnold

 

underside of a butterfly showing white pearls on a green and light orange base

Dark Green Fritillary Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian was at Godlingston Heath on 24/06/19 and found this lovely Dark Green Fritillary and tells us:

There was a very strong wind and the butterfly was trying to hide down in the grass. It refused to move or fly despite me moving bits of grass out of the way to get his photo.

Nothing would tempt him to open his wings, except letting it climb onto my finger, and when I put it back onto the grass he immediately shut his wings again. 

A lovely fresh specimen and good to be able to see the underside so clearly.

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