A golden brown butterfly with black markings

Silver-washed Fritillary Photo: Mark Pike

A blackish brown and creamy white butterfly with black markings

Silver-washed Fritillary f.valesina Photo: Mark Pike

Two photos from Mark sent in telling us:

Female Silver-washed Fritillaries often seem to be about a week later than the males – these two very fresh females were seen in Garston Wood this morning, 04/07/2024. The second photo shows a superb valesina form. For early July the number of butterflies at this site is certainly low. 

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