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French Fritillary

Postby Charles Nicol » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:16 pm

i saw this today ....

haut damier.jpg



any suggestions ?

:D

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby David M » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:54 pm

I've seen this specimen before......Marsh Fritillary?

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Charles Nicol » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:07 pm

David M wrote:I've seen this specimen before......Marsh Fritillary?


Marsh Fritillary is Euphydryas aurinia... this one is apparently E. desfontainii ?

This originated in the Haute Aude; i found it in my local Lidl perching at eye level.

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Padfield » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:34 pm

David M wrote:I've seen this specimen before......Marsh Fritillary?


:D

You certainly have seen this before - lifer, just a couple of weeks ago. And you've forgotten already? :roll:

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Roger Gibbons » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:07 pm

It does say desfontainii on the label... :wink:

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby David M » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:22 pm

LOL! Looks nothing like desfontainii!! :)

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Jack Harrison » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:47 pm

I am impressed by your research Charles. I am currently carrying out a parallel line of investigation: the merits of Prosecco versus Cava.

Recall that I used to aim Cava corks at Purple Hairstreaks in the oaks at the bottom of my garden when I lived in Norfolk (I never hit one).

Maybe in my present location today in Scotland I should have a go [with Prosecco corks] at Curlews or Skylarks or Oystercatchers. In winter, huge skeins of Pink-footed Geese would be difficult to miss:-)

Hic! Burp!

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby NickHull » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:11 pm

There you are Jack! Was worried that I hadn't heard from you in a while and that you may have popped your clogs (so to speak) without the chance to say goodbye! But now I understand - you've been popping your corks instead! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Jack Harrison » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 pm

Still going strong(ish) but this is far from being the finest part of the world for butterflies.

True, I am a little less mobile than I would wish but not quite finished yet. Perhaps the equivalent of a male Purple Emperor at the end of July.

I'll make sure I post a note when I do pop my clogs (where does that expression come from?) :evil:

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Charles Nicol » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:43 pm

thank you all for your helpful responses. what a delightful image of Jack shooting corks at the Purple Hairstreaks !

8)

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Matsukaze » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:59 pm

On a related note, is this Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary?

211210_ 004.jpg

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Charles Nicol » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:30 pm

Matsukaze wrote:On a related note, is this Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary?

211210_ 004.jpg


it may be a Spanish sub-species 8)

this one is easy:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MBmwdQBeWGY/U ... 2+2012.jpg

it is from a range of Swiss wines with butterflies:

https://www.landolt-weine.ch/en/shop/pr ... eine_5310/

any Swiss correspondents who have tried these ? :D

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Padfield » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 pm

Charles Nicol wrote: ... any Swiss correspondents who have tried these ? :D


:D I'm afraid I only drink beer ... I can't remember the last time I had a glass of wine.

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Matsukaze » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:59 pm

The desfontainii red is slightly on the acidic side, but has a fine vanilla-ish flavour.

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Charles Nicol » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:20 am

Matsukaze wrote:The desfontainii red is slightly on the acidic side, but has a fine vanilla-ish flavour.


thank you for undertaking the research Matsukaze :P

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Re: French Fritillary

Postby Jack Harrison » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:59 am

I would be only too happy to carry out any further research that is thought necessary.

PM me for details where to send samples for investigation.

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