Monday, 10 August 2009

Dark Green Fritillary









A new butterfly for us this year was the Dark Green Fritillary which we saw on the sand dunes at Ross, just north of Bamburgh, Northumberland, a lovely butterfly. My pictures do not show the dark green and silvery spots that are on the hind wing.

8 comments:

Michael Flowers said...

Very nice. I've never seen one, but there are a couple of locations in North Yorkshire where I hope to locate one next year.

Roy said...

Lovely shots Mike, its great when you get something new like that. Makes all your efforts worth it.

Lynmiranda said...

Congratulations Mike on finding your Dark Green Fritillary, lovely pictures:-)

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Michael, Roy & Lyn.
Certainly a lovely butterfly. Hope you get lucky next year Michael. This one made up for a couple of species that I hoped to see this year (Brimstone, Green Hairstreak)but god willing hopefully next year.

Lynmiranda said...

Hi Mike, I have seen loads of Brimstones very recently, males are easier to see than the females. I would think as you have found the Dark Green Fritillary then there is every chance you would find the Brimstones. The Green Hairstreak I would love to find.

Chris said...

Wow great Mike. A species that I did not know! Wonderful capture!

Marcus Conway said...

Just not fair!! Lovely shots

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Chris & Marcus a pure by chance find.