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Marsh Fritillary

Tatty butterfly no.1: Marsh Fritillary. Photo: Derek Fowler

The spring butterflies have come to an end here in Dorset but we want to see your photographs of ‘Tatty Butterflies of 2015’ which will run until the end of the season! To kick things off, we have been sent this lovely image of a rather ragged, Marsh Fritillary butterfly taken on the 02/07/15 at Cerne Abbas.

Can you beat this one? If so, send us your images!

Marsh Fritillary – Cerne Abbas

Marsh Fritillary

Marsh Fritillary. Photo: Rosanna Pengelly

A beautiful image of a Marsh Fritillary, photographed on an Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) and showing the wonderful flower-rich grassland habitat in which the butterflies thrive at Cerne Abbas on 28/05/15.

Rosanna adds: ‘The Cowslips there this spring are in their millions, the best ever!’ – Wonderful news for the Duke of Burgundy whose caterpillars feed on the leaves of Cowslips.