Butterflies again! The profusion and variety of them here is a continual delight. I’ve been trying to capture this one (on camera) for a few weeks now. Today one obligingly posed for me on a grapevine. The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthamelii), so called because it is in the UK, though apparently not here as I’ve spotted several.
Also encountered a Cardinal this morning (Argynnis pandora), but it wasn’t quite so obliging in posing for the camera. This butterfly was striking for how large it was. About the same size as the swallowtail.
Lots of Marsh Fritillaries (Euphydryas aurinia) about at the moment, as might be expected from the number of caterpillars we hosted.
I also saw a Spanish Festoon (Zerynthia rumina) last month, but didn’t have the camera on me.