Last of the butterflies #insects

 

 

Butterflies, Speckled Wood, September 2017

 

One of a group of three Speckled Wood seen chasing each other in the September sun. (more…)

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The butterflies have flown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Speckled Wood, August 2017

 

Apart from some Speckled Wood’s and an occasional white, the butterflies have disappeared much earlier than in previous years. (more…)

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Gatekeeper #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017

 

Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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Comma #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Comma, August 2017

 

Polygonia c-album. (more…)

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Threadbare but flying #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Silver-washed Fritillary, August 2017

 

Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia. (more…)

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Lift off! #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017

 

Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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Meadow Brown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Meadow Brown, July 2017

 

Maniola jurtina. (more…)

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‘Thistles spike the summer air’ #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Thistles, July 2017

 

And turn the clearing into a feeding stop for butterflies, bees, flower flies and myriad other insects. (more…)

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Large Skipper #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Large Skipper, July 2017

 

Ochlodes sylvanus. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Ringlet #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Ringlet, July 2017

 

Aphantopus hyperantus. (more…)

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Ringlets #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Ringlet, July 2017

 

Courting Aphantopus hyperantus. (more…)

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The UK’s largest species of fritillary #butterflies #insects

 

 

Butterflies, Silver-washed Fritilliary, July 2017

 

Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia, on Brambles, Rubus fruticosus. (more…)

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