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Butterfly

Observed: 10th July 2013 By: Rachy Ramone
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Description:

Haven't seen one of these before: medium sized butterfly - about an inch and a half long - mostly dark brown with random-looking but symmetrical white and pale orange blotches.
Then, when it opened its wings, a sudden flash of bright scarlet!
Apologies for the quality of the photos, taken in haste with a cameraphone, but I'm hoping that it's so common that someone can easily put a name to it for me.
Seen while gardening in the village of Letcombe Bassett, near the Ridgeway

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula) interacts

Comments

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Thank you, Mark,

and everyone agreeing, that's definitely it!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY