This morning I visited South Dartmoor to look for the rare High Brown Fritillary. The species is ultra rare in Cornwall now with the last known record being one at Kynance in 1996. Thus I had to do a bit of twitching. In contrast, at Aish Tor I saw at least 20 insects flying around strongly, once the sun came out. I arrived there at about 8am and managed to photo one or two fairly static individuals warming up on the bracken.
|Dark Green Fritillary, Penhale, Cornwall.|
|High Brown Fritillary at Aish Tor, Dartmoor.|