Many thanks for all the votes and comments on the Marsh Fritillary, always appreciated.
This stunning female Dark Green Fritillary was photographed in Buckinghamshire last summer. She was warming up on ragwort in the early morning sunshine which brought out the beautiful purple sheen that only seems to occur in the females.
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Dark green fritillary
Wildlife and nature
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