Butterflies and moths

Duke of Burgundy Fritillaries

Duke of Burgundy fritillary- copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013
Duke of Burgundy fritillary- copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013
Duke of Burgundy fritillary- copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013
Duke of Burgundy fritillary- copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013
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Duke of Burgundy fritillary and primrose- copyright Jonathan Pomroy 2013

On a glorious June morning my one year old son and I spent a couple of hours at a site on the edge of the North York Moors watching Duke of Burgundy fritillaries. These rare little butterflies are only about an inch across and lay their eggs on primrose leaves. I very surprised to find the primroses at their flowering peak, a measure of how late this spring is. At least three male Redstarts were heard singing nearby. Add to this the sound of Curlews, a very beautiful place indeed.

2 thoughts on “Duke of Burgundy Fritillaries”

  1. Wow, lucky you Jonathan. I have been up to Watts Bank (White Chute) every chance I get to try and see these rare little beauties and have not been lucky yet. One Day !

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