|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Pearl Bordered Fritillary|
Males start their day by nectaring on various flowers, such as those of Bugle, Dandelion, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Buttercup, before patrolling low over the breeding sites in search of a mate, investigating any reddish brown object encountered. When a virgin female is found, the female will fly to a suitable platform, sometimes at some height, where the two mate, staying together for 30 to 60 minutes. Egg-laying females are relatively-easy to follow in flight as they flutter slowly and deliberately low down over vegetation, searching out suitable patches of foodplant on which to lay.
This is similar in appearance and habit to the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, C. selene. See that species for information about separating them. They usually share the same habitat and their single broods overlap in mid May, early June. At higher altitudes they may appear later in the year, even into July.
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beautiful subject shot with great sharpness
the definition a bit lacking, but good catch