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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 13:02   #1
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Hi folks,

Most (if not all) of you will know that as well as birds I take an interest in Butterflys, Moths, D'flys, Bees, etc etc and take photos of all that I can get to 'sit' for me.

Now I don't claim to be knowledgable about them but I can usually get them identified one way or another (stop laughing Sue!), especially as I know a man whose hobby is Butterflys and Moths.

A while ago I told him about the place not far away where I'd found 2 Butterflys new to me, White Admirals and Silver-Washed Fritillarys (he agreed with the photos) and last week on one of the few fine days he went to see for himself. He duly came back to me and said that he'd seen 1 White Admiral and yes the Silver-Washed, but also some Dark Green Fritillarys!

This had me going back over my photos because I had noted a couple that did look a little different (but only a little) and lo and behold, I found a couple that WERE of Dark Green Fritillarys; yipee another 'tick' for my Butterfly life-list.

Why am I boring you with all this? Well here are two photos, one of each; can you understand why I didn't spot them straightaway? Nah, they are obviously different aren't they? I must add that in the 'flesh' they are slightly different sizes but we are talking about fluttering about here.

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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 13:13   #2
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Blimey Bill!!!!
It's not easy is it?
To me they look like one of the same!!!
Lovely pics tho and well done with another one for your list!
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They would make a good 'Spot the Difference' competition Bill.
I cannot see the difference, I will have another look later!
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 14:47   #4
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Fantastic pics Bill

Do we get to see your White Admiral? Been looking for one of these myself with not much luck!

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Wow i see what you mean Bill
I had a look at these two on UK Butterflies
and found there are several others that
all look similar!

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/speci...me=Nymphalidae

Very interesting (and confusing)
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Great pics BTW!
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Old Wednesday 25th July 2007, 15:40   #6
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Hi Matt,

Here you go, these are the best that I've got so far; plus just for interest (not a good shot but they WERE up in a tree) a Red and a White together.

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Wow i see what you mean Bill
I had a look at these two on UK Butterflies
and found there are several others that
all look similar!

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/speci...me=Nymphalidae
It's a shame that the website has a lot of gaps in it's gallery with "no image available" instead of pics?
You'll have to send them some of your beauties Bill!
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Hi Matt,

Here you go, these are the best that I've got so far; plus just for interest (not a good shot but they WERE up in a tree) a Red and a White together.

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Excellent Bill

Thanks for sharing

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Lovely White Admiral pics Bill
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Lovely pics of both the Fritillary's and the White Admiral Bill. I'm looking hard but still trying to find the difference between the two



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Hi folks,Now I don't claim to be knowledgable about them but I can usually get them identified one way or another (stop laughing Sue!), especially as I know a man whose hobby is Butterflys and Moths.

This had me going back over my photos because I had noted a couple that did look a little different (but only a little) and lo and behold, I found a couple that WERE of Dark Green Fritillarys; yipee another 'tick' for my Butterfly life-list.
Hi Bill,

They are really splendid shots of such wonderful Butterflies and I can easily see just why you're so chuffed. I'm so glad you put the White Admiral ones on here as well as I've loved those since you first showed me, but we never see any here.

Now would I laugh at your Butterfly IDs? NO! You're always good at iding them ok, it's those flippin' mid-air Hoverflies and Bugs you keep asking me to ID for you that cause the problems. Easily solved now though........I just sit back, chuckle then say "you're havin a larf!" At least I did with the last one!

Not exactly been the summer for Bugs this year, Hoverflies either. Keep looking out for the White Admiral again, Green Frits too, because those are brilliant!

Love, Sue.
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Golly, I am struggling to find the difference! Lovely flutterby pics, Bill, thank you!
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