Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Tattiest Creature

I think this is the tattiest butterfly I have ever seen, and yet it was clearly unimpeded by the loss of at least half of all four wings. I encountered it on my July butterfly survey, happily feeding on a Wild Teasel Dipsacus fullonum (or la cardère sauvage in French).
This is what a Silver Washed Fritillary Argynnis phaphia (in French Le Tabac d'Espagne ie 'the Spanish Tobacco') ought to look like.

Susan

1 comment:

Tim said...

Obviously someone's been nicking the silver!
Human word is "ceranic"... me old china!!