Monday, 28 August 2017

Queen of Spain Fritillary

I arrived early at the site in Piddinghoe (at the same time as James from Seaford) and it didn't take too long for a "Comma" to become a rare Queen of Spain Fritillary as it popped out of the hedgerow in front of us! Nice! It was an active male and we chased it around for  a while before the threat of heavy traffic made me take an early exit but not before posting a BOC pic on my twitter to much interest...the rest is history as most of Sussex have now seen it and its two companions. Grateful thanks to the farmer & finder for access & details. Number 61 of butterflies seen in the UK for me.

pics & vid to follow