Monday, June 27, 2011

Aberrant Silver-washed Fritillary

The Weedon family took a trip to Bedford Purlieus yesterday, for insects and reptiles. We saw a few Slow Worms and the odd White-letter Hairstreak, but easily the most prominent insects were Silver-washed Fritillaries. Not so many years ago, these were very scarce around Peterborough. Yesterday, there were dozens of them on the wing.
These included this aberrant form.Anyone seen anything similar?

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