Silver Washed Fritillary

By: snowgood

Aug 03 2014

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Category: Butterfly, Nature


Focal Length:210mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

I’ve not seen one of these before.

It looks like it’s a Silver washed Fritillary, but my book doesn’t show the green abdomen seen on this specimen.

It’s much bigger than the Pearl Bordered Fritillaries we saw down in Cornwall.

It was more or less Red admiral size, and very lively.



2 comments on “Silver Washed Fritillary”

  1. I would say yes that is a Silver Washed Fritillary male. I have only got pictures of the female (slightly different wing pattern) but she has a slight green tinge to her. I would put it down to age. He is fading a bit and getting on in weeks.

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