Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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Not as artistic as Neil Burnell's superb shots, but I'm pleased with these from this morning. They're Yorkshire's rarest butterfly, being confined to 3 sites, each of them rather small, so they're in a bit of a precarious position. There were plenty on the wing this morning though, and a couple allowed a close approach for photos.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 0893b
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Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne)
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Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne)
by Dave O'B, on Flickr

All taken with the Canon 5D MkIV + Canon 180mm f3.5L Macro lens.

Thanks for looking,

Dave
 
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Beautiful
 
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3 Lovely shots there and always worth it to see them.
 
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Thanks all!

You're so lucky. We don't get them in the south.
Where in the south are you? Bentley Wood in Wiltshire is a well-known site for them.

*EDIT* It's Bentley Wood in Hampshire which is the Pearl-bordered site!

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Between Chichester and Portsmouth.
Assuming you're about halfway between, then there's a site approximately 30 minutes drive from you, Rewell Wood near Arundel. This is one of the Sussex strongholds for this species, which is sadly in decline throughout the UK.

For a bit more information have a look at the Sussex butterflies website.

Cheers,

Dave
 
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Assuming you're about halfway between, then there's a site approximately 30 minutes drive from you, Rewell Wood near Arundel. This is one of the Sussex strongholds for this species, which is sadly in decline throughout the UK.

For a bit more information have a look at the Sussex butterflies website.

Cheers,

Dave
Thanks for that.
 
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