A visit with David Dennis to the Fort William area in May 2011 with Chequered Skippers in mind

Loch Arkaig
on a windy day, 29 May
Invergloy House
our B&B across Loch Lochy seen from the Clunes Forest track, 29 May
Lasiocampa quercus var callunae
Northern Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May
Rheumaptera hastata hastata
Argent & Sable, Clunes Forest, 29 May
Arctia caja
Garden Tiger larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May
Boloria selene
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, wind-blown in the Clunes Forest, 29 May
Boloria selene
also at Clunes Forest
Boloria selene
roosting on Gorse on the Clunes Forest Loch-side path, 29 May
Atolmis rubricollis
Red-necked Footman, Clunes Forest, 29 May
Atolmis rubricollis
Red-necked Footman, as for the previous photo
Commando Monument
at Spean Bridge, 30 May
Loch Arkaig
calmer waters on 30 May
Drepana falcataria scotica
Pebble Hook-tip at the Loch Arkaig Chequered Skipper site, 30 May
Ben Nevis range
snow-capped, 30 May
Carterocephalus palaemon
Chequered Skipper at the Loch Arkaig site, 30 May, and the following four photos
Carterocephalus palaemon
Mating pair of Chequered Skippers
Deltote uncula
Silver Hook, Loch Arkaig, 30 May
towards Gairlochy
also on 30 May
Glasdrum wayleave
a renowned butterfly site, 31 May
Boloria euphrosyne
Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum, 31 May
Lycaena phlaeas
Small Coppers in the Glasdrum wayleave on 31 May
Boloria selene
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum on 31 May
Boloria selene
the same insect as shown previously
Carterocephalus palaemon
Chequered Skipper on thistle, Glasdrum, 31 May, and the next three shots
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