Saturday, 20 August 2011

A study of Maps

The Butterfly variety.....

In April this year we had the spring brood of  Maps (Araschnia levana) in the garden.


Today we spotted the first of  the later brood and, like it's forerunner, this one was quite happy to pose for me on the flowers by the side of the patio.

 

Whilst the spring Map resembles a Fritillary, the summer Map bears more resemblance to a smaller version of the White Admiral.

And how kind of it to position itself at a convenient height and on such a colourful bloom, long enough for me to get the camera!

2 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photos they are beautiful Diane

Craig said...

Beautiful photos guys!