Posts Tagged ‘Silver Spotted Fritillary

16
Aug
16

Valezina

On the Butterfly day this year we managed 24 species along the Norfolk coast; and we missed some obvious ones. As we waited for insects to descend into the sunshine draped blackberry bush a Valezina arrived. This is a washed out silver form of the female Silver Washed Fritillary with a rainbow thorax. When I say it arrived; I mean it did everything but slap us in the face. I was surprised. I’ve never heard of one being seen at this site before and to have one land just inches from us was quite a delight… for us all.

Silver Washed Fritillary (Valezina)1 Silver Washed Fritillary (Valezina)2

10
Jul
15

Spots before our eyes

I’m not sure why they called a Dark Green Fritillary a Dark Green Fritillary. It’s underwings are green in parts … but they are hardly dark. I prefer the old name … ‘Silver Spotted Fritillary’. We saw this one on brambles in the dunes when on tour last Friday.

Dark Green Fritillary




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