Greenish blue and brown butterfly with black and lighter coloured markings nectaring on a lilac coloured Buddleia flower

Silver-washed Fritillary f. valezina. Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian sent us this photo telling us:

In our garden at Harman’s Cross today, 30/07/2020 we saw this Valezina. It was one of 3 Silver-washed Fritillaries in our garden today. The other 2 were male and female, and I watched them do their mating dance across our lawn – where the female flies straight, and the male spirals around her.

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