Better than a Purple Emperor?

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John W
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Better than a Purple Emperor?

Postby John W » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:33 pm

Female Silver-washed Fritillary f. valezina at Fermyn Woods today. I didn't see anything large and Purple but still went home very happy!

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Re: Better than a Purple Emperor?

Postby MrSp0ck » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:51 pm

It seems that the area that valezina occurs has expanded with the expansion in SWFs in recent years, it would be good to plot where they occur now.

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Re: Better than a Purple Emperor?

Postby bugboy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:55 pm

Saw one there last year, never came close though like yours.
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Re: Better than a Purple Emperor?

Postby Goldie M » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am

I'm off to Fermym Wood next week, ( weather Permitting ) if I don't see the PE, I won't mind if I see one like your great photo of the Valezina , never seen any shots to compare with them yet :mrgreen: Goldie :D

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