Paul Wheeler

Paul Wheeler

Posted on 07/13/2013


Photo taken on June 19, 2013


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Melitaea
Fritillary
athalia
Heath
UK
lepidoptera
britain
british
cornwall
butterfly
england
wildlife
insect
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Heath Fritillary

Heath Fritillary
The Heath Fritillary (Melitaea athalia) is one of our rarest resident butterflies and was considered to be on the brink of extinction in the late 1970s. Conservation efforts have saved it, but it is confined to just a few small sites in England.

Taken a couple weeks ago, it was great to see these, and they were in good numbers too.

Rafa, Pam Parsons, Tricia Gibson, Swetlana Hasenjäger and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
Mike Ruano
Mike Ruano
Great shot Paul
5 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Excelente
5 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
a Special Beauty!! 8 )
5 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Cathy Oetegenn (trying to catch up....)
Cathy Oetegenn (tryi…
Beautiful
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Splendid macro! Lovely butterfly!

Seen in : Butterfly
5 years ago.
Vivienne Beck
Vivienne Beck
A beautifully detailed shot showing off those lovely markings.
5 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Perfect Butterfly macro !

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5 years ago.
Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Wonderful to see this beauty - I've not seen any this year...
5 years ago.