Marsh Fritillaries. Photo: Shona Refoy
Two remarkable photos sent to us by Shona with the following commentary:
Still on Giant Hill on 15/05/2020, I saw my first ever mating pair of Small Heaths. I also saw this female Marsh Fritillary being pursued by two males – she kept fluttering and walking away from them. One in particular wouldn’t take no for an answer – he kept creeping up behind her and appearing to be sniffing the tip of her abdomen! What a great butterfly day it was.