When I took this photo (and the one before it) I was sure something was a tad amiss. Were my eyes deceiving me? Was I seeing a Meadow Brown mating with a Ringlet? No! Surely Ma Nature doesn’t allow one species to get frisky with another! A bit of further research proved that indeed… Ma Nature turns a blind eye to the amourous frisking of different butterflies!!
Here you have it… the two on the left have just buzzed the lover on the right… disgraceful that they can’t leave their friends alone in their intimate moment!
PS – If you don’t believe me then throw the following string into a search engine…
… do meadow browns mate with ringlets?