As I've said in previous posts, we saw lots of wonderful insects while we were up in and around Pitlochry. Lots of scorpion flies, shield bugs and dung beetles, a few green tiger beetles and lots of unidentifiable moths. The photo shows pearl bordered fritillaries, an uncommon butterfly, which we were delighted to see while we were walking up to Castle Dow. (Click on the photo to get a better view!). (There is a chance that they may be the less uncommon small pearl bordered fritillary, but the underside, which we didn't get a good photo of, did look like the pearl bordered fritillary itself).
Crafty Green Boyfriend took this photo and some amazing photos of the tiger beetles, which however he's saving for the Insect Photography competition I mentioned earlier in the week, so we can't share them here! Sorry!
Oh and look out for some giant ladybugs appearing later this week.....
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