Butterfly Identification help please!

My recent post of a Peacock Butterfly inside my house reminded me to look for my pictures of a butterfly I took near Lechlade in August.

Can anyone help my identify this lovely butterfly?

Can anyone help my identify this lovely butterfly?

We were visiting Buscot Park, in Buscot near Lechlade for my cousin’s 50th birthday, and it was a glorious sunny day.  I have posted some other photos from the day before, but this butterfly (that looked a little like a moth) really caught my eye & I vowed to try & find out what it is called.  Maybe some readers, or visitors could help?

Here are some more photos; she/he has a lovely blue colour under his/her wing;




About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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6 Responses to Butterfly Identification help please!

  1. Grannymar says:

    I’m doing my best to find an answer for you! 😉


  2. Neil Condron says:

    Accrding to a google search it could be a Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) ref: http://corkwildlife.blogspot.ie/2013/09/butterflies-fritillaries-nymphalinis.html
    also check out http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/.
    I’ve opened the Schoolhouse for Art in the old national school in Enniskerry village (almost 200 years old) and there are dozens of butterflies hanging like bats from the attic ceiling in hibernation (red admirals I think). It was amazing having them fluttering around the old building during our long glorious summer.


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you Neil, another friend suggested a fritillary too, so sounds about right 🙂

      The attic of the old school house sounds wonderful! I read about your Schoolhouse for Art on your blog a while back, it sounds brilliant! I hope it goes really well!


  3. Al says:

    Is this one related to the one that lives in your house?


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