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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:35 am
by John Candlish
I saw my first Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries of the year yesterday (30/05/16) near Manroy Hill, Rankinston, Ayrshire (Grid NS4413), I counted a total of 4 butterflies after a pretty thorough search of the area.

Re: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:34 pm
by John Candlish
There were good numbers of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries flying this afternoon close to Manroy Hill, Rankinston (NS4413 and NS4412) and I counted a total of 32+ butterflies in what has proven to be a very good site for this species in recent years

In previous years I have only seen the very occational Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary in the area around Littlemill Bing (presumably the odd straggler from the Manroy Hill site which is only a few hundred metres away) but fortunately this year has been very different as I have seen quite a few (at least 4-10 butterflies) in almost exactly the same spot every day this week, they can be found along the disused railway line just through the bridge which is located on the south west corner of the large bing plus some days the odd butterfly can also be seen flying on the bing itself.