I am guessing this is some sort of Tortoiseshell Butterfly, but welcome any second opinions! Spotted loving the Verbena Bonariensis (Purple Vervain) in the garden this sunny afternoon today.
Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) spotted in garden last year. I love this description from UK butterflies… “Looking like a tatty Small Tortoiseshell“.
Ringlet Butterfly (Aphantopus hyperantus) spotted in a meadow yesterday. Common throughout British Isles and Europe.