Silver-washed Fritillary pictured at Joyden’s Woods

Ralph and Brenda Todd were out in Joyden’s Woods yesterday (4th July) and Ralph captured these images of a Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly (Argynnis paphia) .

Silver-washed Fritillary at Joyden's Woods, showing the silver washing to the undersides of the wings from which the common name is derived. (Photo: Ralph Todd)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Joyden’s Woods, showing the silver washing to the undersides of the wings from which the common name is derived. (Photo: Ralph Todd)

Silver-washed Fritillary, wings open. (Photo: Ralph Todd)

Silver-washed Fritillary, wings open. (Photo: Ralph Todd)

Ffi see: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=paphia

The Fritillary, and another White Admiral seen in the same place as last week – about 80-100m on the Kent side of the border, but along a ride of oaks and bramble that extends into Bexley – means that it should be possible to find both of these species in Bexley itself.

Ralph and Brenda saw several other species, including Ringlet, and Large Skipper.

Large Skipper at Joyden's Woods. The pointed tips to the antennae are one of the features that distinguish this species from Small and Essex Skippers.  (Photo: Ralph Todd).

Large Skipper at Joyden’s Woods. The pointed tips to the antennae are one of the features that distinguish this species from Small and Essex Skippers. (Photo: Ralph Todd).

 

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