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I saw these butterflies today in Cumbria. ID help would be much appreciated.
I think photo 2 and 3 are High Brown because of the row of brown spots on the underwings, even though there was a greeny tinge showing in photo 3. Can anyone tell what photo 1 is and confirm ID please? Thanks.
You are right with photos 2 and 3.
No 1 is a dark green fritillary.
The 3rd dot not being indented from the line of dots is the clue.
(look at the annotated photo under 'Similar species')
Thank you for confirming ID of High Browns.
Thank you so much for ID ing Dark Green Fritillary and for pointing out 3rd dot.
I had looked at that site but somehow missed the annotated photo!
I am so pleased I saw both species today & that I can now tell the difference!