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Sunday, 22 August 2021

Butterflies at Maenol

Loads of them on the buddleia these past two days, mostly Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals (seem to be having a bumper year), Peacocks, and the occasional Painted Lady.  This morning brought along a stranger though, one I haven't seen here before:

 I believe that it's a Silver-washed Fritillary, perhaps someone will correct me if I'm wrong.  Sadly it didn't let me get a better photo of its underside.


  1. Looks like Silver-washed to me. It's a big butterfly so can't be much else.

    1. Thanks Adam. At first sight it appeared green and I thought Dark Green Frit. but the wing markings aren't right. We're a little distant from the sort of woodland habitat I associate with SWF.

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