Glanville Fritillary (Melltaea athalia)

By chavender  
Thanks for the id David (Imageryonly)

Tags: Nature Butterfly Outdoors Fritillary Garden Closeup Close-up and macro

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sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2021 9:09AM
A beauty
A beauty, excellent detail captured.
22 May 2021 10:57AM
Hi Bill,the nearest I can get is a Glanville Fritillary Melltaea athalia, but my reference book says they are confined to the Isle of Wight, it is the only one where the wing markings match perfectly.
Lovely image to use for identification.
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2021 11:04AM
Good shot, Bill.
22 May 2021 4:28PM
Lovely image.

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