Having said the Silver Washed Fritillary butterfly is scarce on Wimpole Estate, I saw them again for the third day in a row and all in different places a good distance apart.
Their eggs are laid on dog violets for the caterpillars to feed on and the number of violets has been increasing over the past few years. They seem to be unbothered by the close proximity people as I was only 30 cm away when taking the video. Its difficult to differentiate the skipper butterflies but this one was very small and I’m sure is a Small Skipper, anyway its a nice photo with a lot of detail
There seem to be hundreds of small grass moths and getting photos of them is difficult with the dogs, I suppose this calls for a separate expedition without the dogs. However I did…
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