Butterflies in the meadows

2016 was a dire year for butterflies. I am hoping that this warm dry Spring means that they are having a better time this year – the lack of rain that is such bad news for the 200 new trees that we have planted will hopefully be having its compensations elsewhere.

The Marbled White, an iconic Summer butterfly here, is surely just about to emerge but, until it does, here are some that have already appeared:

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Small Skipper
Small Skipper male
Small Skipper

 

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Common Blue male
Common Blue female
Common Blue female
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
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Small Blue (it’s tiny)
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Painted Lady (has flown all the way from Morocco to join us here in the meadow)
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Small Copper
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Speckled Wood

And some day-flying moths:

Burnet Companion
Burnet Companion
Yellow Shell
Yellow Shell

Looking forward to seeing what else turns up as the Summer goes on.

 

 

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