A golden brown butterfly with black markings

Silver-washed Fritillary. Photo: Mark Pike

A white butterfly with black markings nectaring on a yellow flower

Marbled White. Photo: Mark Pike

Two photos from Mark taken today, 25/06/2024 at Alner’s Gorse and sent in telling us:

Two perfect summer butterflies.  A wonderfully fresh Silver-washed Fritillary and an even fresher Marbled White which was still preparing its wings ready for flight.

Editor’s Note:  This Silver-washed Fritillary may well be the first sighting of one reported to Dorset BC this year – last year, 2023 the first sighting of one reported to us was 8 days earlier on 17/06/2023.

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