Distinctive velvety black wings with red bands and white spots make this popular butterfly hard to mistake for any other. This popular British insect can be spotted feeding on Bramble, Ivy blossom and Buddleia, but also rotting fruit that have fallen from a tree. Although adult forms of this butterfly can be seen throughout the year, their numbers peak between May and June, when they migrate to British shores from central Europe.
Between May and June
Castle Semple, Greenock Cut, Muirshiel