Aug 152010
 

Just back from Perkowo from a short stay by the lake. I noticed what I thought was a new species (to me) of butterfly. So I merrily clicked away. Didn’t take a computer, so it wasn’t until this afternoon, when we got back, that I realised for sure that it was actually two species. Both are fritillaries and they do both look similar-ish – although even on my 1 inch camera screen I could see there was a difference in wing shape. I only got one three minute opportunity with the Cranberry fritillary. The shots are not as sharp as I would like, but they’re enough for a positive ID. The Cranberry fritillary is on the list of protected species in Poland. The place we were staying is in a national park area.

Cranberry Fritillary - Boloria aquilonaris

Cranberry Fritillary – Boloria aquilonaris

Queen of Spain Fritillary - Issoria lathonia

Queen of Spain Fritillary – Issoria lathonia

Queen of Spain Fritillary - Issoria lathonia

Queen of Spain Fritillary – Issoria lathonia

  One Response to “Queen of Spain Fritillary – Issoria lathonia, Cranberry Fritillary – Boloria aquilonaris”

  1. Hi Alex,
    I don’t think the butterfly in your picture is the Cranberry fritillary, it actually looks more like
    a Weaver’s fritillary Clossiana dia or possibly even a small pearl bordered frit . Bolaria selene,
    especially as it was in August when the C. F. does not fly anymore. .. Hope this helps
    Conrad
    ps CF only flies on bog land.
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