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

Invergloy House
Invergloy House

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

Lasiocampa quercus var callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var callunae

Northern Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May

Rheumaptera hastata hastata
Rheumaptera hastata hastata

Argent & Sable, Clunes Forest, 29 May

Arctia caja
Arctia caja

Garden Tiger larva, Clunes Forest, 29 May

Boloria selene
Boloria selene

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

Boloria selene
Boloria selene

also at Clunes Forest

Boloria selene
Boloria selene

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

Atolmis rubricollis
Atolmis rubricollis

Red-necked Footman, Clunes Forest, 29 May

Atolmis rubricollis
Atolmis rubricollis

Red-necked Footman, as for the previous photo

Commando Monument
Commando Monument

at Spean Bridge, 30 May

Loch Arkaig
Loch Arkaig

calmer waters on 30 May

Drepana falcataria scotica
Drepana falcataria scotica

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

Ben Nevis range
Ben Nevis range

snow-capped, 30 May

Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

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

Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

Mating pair of Chequered Skippers

Deltote uncula
Deltote uncula

Silver Hook, Loch Arkaig, 30 May

towards Gairlochy
towards Gairlochy

also on 30 May

Glasdrum wayleave
Glasdrum wayleave

a renowned butterfly site, 31 May

Boloria euphrosyne
Boloria euphrosyne

Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum, 31 May

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Coppers in the Glasdrum wayleave on 31 May

Boloria selene
Boloria selene

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Glasdrum on 31 May

Boloria selene
Boloria selene

the same insect as shown previously

Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon

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