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That beats my Peac0ck Butterfly Tarkey, nice picture......smile

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Some more.

No.1 Swallowtail, I took this in Norfolk but the reason I have included it here is that there was a Swallowtail reported in Nacton a few years ago.
No.2Red Admiral
No.3 Silver Studded Blue (Male)
No.4 Green Veined White (Female)
No.5 Gatekeeper
No.6 Comma

Swallowtail b.jpgRed Admiral.jpgsilver studded blue.jpgGreen Veined White (female).jpgGatekeeper.jpgComma.jpg



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No.1 Peac0ck
No.2 Speckled Wood
No.3 Speckled Wood.
No.4 Green Hairstreak
No.5 Female Orange Tip
No.6 Brown Argus
No.7 Brown Argus.

Brown Argus...jpgBrown Argus..jpgFemale Orange Tip.jpgGreen Hairstreak..jpgSpeckled Wood.jpgSmall Copper..jpgPea****.jpg



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No.1 Meadow Brown
No.2      "         "     .
No.3 White Admiral feeding on bramble
No.4 White Admiral
No.5 Brimstone Female
No.6 Brimstone Male
No.7 Ringlet
No.8 Ringlets mating
No.9 Silver Studed Blues up to the same game.
No.10 Small Copper



Small Copper.jpgS.S.Blues mating.jpgRinglets mating.jpgRinglet.jpgBrimstone Male.jpgBrimstone Female.jpgWhite Admiral..jpgWhite Admiral.jpgMeadow Brown..jpgMeadow Brown.jpg



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This next batch of photograph's are not from Sunny Suffolk I took them just over the border in Essex. The reason I have included them is you might find one in Suffolk and if you do please let someone know like your local Museum as they are so rare. There were one or two recorded in Suffolk before 1970 so you might be lucky. The Butterfly we are talking about is the HEATH FRITILLARY. There are a couple of sites in Essex and Kent also the same around Devon and Cornwall and that is it for all of Britian. 
The one thing you must have for this Butterfly is the wildflower called Cow Wheat as it is this flower the female lays her eggs on and the caterpillar eats, so if you find some Cow Wheat plants then keep an eye on them.
I have included a picture of Cow Wheat after the Butterflies.

No.1 The Heath Fritillary
No 2 A Side view
No.3 A pair about to mate the female is at the top
No.4 looking from underneath the Butterfly
No.5 Cow Wheat an essential if you want to find this Butterfly.

Cow Wheat flowers.jpgHeath Fritillary underside.jpgHeath Fritillary,s.jpgHeath Fritillary..jpgHeath Fritillary.jpg



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