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

Loch Arkaig
Loch Arkaig

on a windy day, 29 May

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Invergloy House
Invergloy House

our B&B across Loch Lochy seen from the Clunes Forest track, 29 May

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Lasiocampa quercus var callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var callunae

Northern Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May

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Rheumaptera hastata hastata
Rheumaptera hastata hastata

Argent & Sable, Clunes Forest, 29 May

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Arctia caja
Arctia caja

Garden Tiger larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May

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Boloria selene
Boloria selene

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, wind-blown in the Clunes Forest, 29 May

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Boloria selene
Boloria selene

also at Clunes Forest

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Boloria selene
Boloria selene

roosting on Gorse on the Clunes Forest Loch-side path, 29 May

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Atolmis rubricollis
Atolmis rubricollis

Red-necked Footman, Clunes Forest, 29 May

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Atolmis rubricollis
Atolmis rubricollis

Red-necked Footman, as for the previous photo

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Commando Monument
Commando Monument

at Spean Bridge, 30 May

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Loch Arkaig
Loch Arkaig

calmer waters on 30 May

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Drepana falcataria scotica
Drepana falcataria scotica

Pebble Hook-tip at the Loch Arkaig Chequered Skipper site, 30 May

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Ben Nevis range
Ben Nevis range

snow-capped, 30 May

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Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

Chequered Skipper at the Loch Arkaig site, 30 May, and the following four photos

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Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

Mating pair of Chequered Skippers

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Deltote uncula
Deltote uncula

Silver Hook, Loch Arkaig, 30 May

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towards Gairlochy
towards Gairlochy

also on 30 May

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Glasdrum wayleave
Glasdrum wayleave

a renowned butterfly site, 31 May

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Boloria euphrosyne
Boloria euphrosyne

Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum, 31 May

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Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Coppers in the Glasdrum wayleave on 31 May

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Boloria selene
Boloria selene

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum on 31 May

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Boloria selene
Boloria selene

the same insect as shown previously

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Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

Chequered Skipper on thistle, Glasdrum, 31 May, and the next three shots

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