Friday, 21 June 2013

Small Pearl bordered Fritillary butterfly

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on Southern Marsh Orchid
 I found this fine specimen of a Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly at the Cornwall Wildlife Trusts' reserve at Breney Common on Tuesday.

The weather was warm but breezy and dull and I only saw 3 fritillaries flying for the whole afternoon and not a single dragonfly on the wing!

However the conditions suited the photographer and the butterfly posed in several good positions out of the wind.

Here are a selection.....


Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on Knapwwed

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on Knapweed

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on Knapweed

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on a grass stalk

2 comments:

Frank said...

Excellent images.

JRandSue said...

Superb photography.