After my trip this morning to Chew Valley Lake I decided this afternoon to visit an area of woodland just down the road from me near Longleat. I have seen Silver-washed Fritillaries here in summers past and I wasn't disappointed today.
Both male and female butterflies showed themselves well as they fed on bramble flowers.
The male is told by the black streaks in the upper wing. What a gorgeous splash of colour they made amongst the deep green of a summer glade!