Sunday, 31 May 2015

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Sadly the Pearl-bordered Fritillary can no longer be seen flying in Surrey. This beautiful insect was once quite common in Chiddingfold Wood close to my home but seized to exist there in 2007. I can recall seeing the last and only Pearl-bordered Fritillary, a male, of that year flying in a small woodland clearing on a warm, sunny, summers day in Chiddingfold Wood without being able to get a photo of this beautiful insect. Will they ever return, to enchant us once more.............
Male Pearl-bordered Fritillary [Taken 2013]
Male Pearl-bordered Fritillary [taken 2013]

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