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    susie
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    Canon Powershot S3, and sometimes Kodak Z740.

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    basquesteve
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    pp-chris
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    Who’s going to name the first of Steve’s photos above? :wink:

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    martink
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    Looks like a Swallowtail (papilio machaon).


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    martink
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    Oh sorry thats the 2nd one!


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    basquesteve
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    Spot on :D Known as the common Swallowtail although in my garden its less common than the Scarce Swallowtail to date though I haven’t caught it on camera What about the first picture?


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    whynot
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    I don’t know what either is and both are beautiful, but you could frame the second one. Really wonderful photos :)


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    sheila
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    Great photos Steve. Can i ask where you are, please? And what is the mountain in your avatar?

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    chubber
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    One of the Fritillary sps., by the markings on the underside, could it be the Silver Washed Fritillary?

    As said before, super photographs, I can appreciate the patience involved, too.


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    pp-chris
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    Sex? The butterfly that is. :D

    And another thing, can’t you sleep?

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    basquesteve
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    @sheila wrote:

    Great photos Steve. Can i ask where you are, please? And what is the mountain in your avatar?

    Thank you I live in the in the Pays Basque interior Soule The mountain I suspect is Pico de la Garganta in Spain close to the Col du Somport its 64 km from my home I took the picture through a pair of binoculars


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    chubber
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    Occasionally……………. :oops::oops:

    …sorry, think it’s a male as the female has more spots?

    If I remember correctly the Fritillaries need violets for their caterpillars?

    And another thing, can’t you sleep?

    :lol:


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    basquesteve
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    Silver washed Fritillary female


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    If I remember correctly the Fritillaries need violets for their caterpillars?

    The majority use violets as a food source for the caterpillars, but not all.

    I think you make my point for me about buddleia, great nectar shrub for most Fritillary butterflies but a waste of space without food plants for the larvae.

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    pp-chris
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    Look at this link for the difference in the sexes.

    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/papillon.vulcain/tabac_espagne.htm

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