Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly

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Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly (Argynnis aglaja) Trevose Headland Cornwall UK © 2017 Steve Ogden

Weather continues very hot here in Cornwall.

On the coast cooling winds are always welcome.

At Trevose Headland on the North Atlantic coast several Dark Green Fritillary Butterflies, Argynnis aglaja, were active along the headland.

As were several Hummingbird Hawkmoths.

Strange how much time these migrant moths spend flying up and down bare cliff faces.

Trevose headland is one of our favourite Cornish places for seawatching and it’s great that the National Trust have taken over ownership.

While watching out for porpoise and dolphins from the cliff tops its surprising what other wildlife can be seen.

A variety of birds, moths, butterflies, dragonflies and caterpillars are plentiful at various times of the year.

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