Sunday, 8 June 2014

Small Heath Butterfly

The Small Heath Butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Another of our small species with an average wingspan of 34 to 38mm.
This species can be found throughout the UK.
Not the easiest species to see normally and there is some luck involved in finding it.


As you can observe below, the Common Spotted Orchids are now flowering well and are numerous on the Woodland Nature Reserve that I visit regularly.











18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous orchids and lovely pics of the Small Heath!
    We have many around here and your pics make me feel somewhat ashamed not to have taken one shot of them yet.... Dragonflies are retaining most of my attention these days!
    Really an enjoyable post, Roy!
    Keep well!

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  2. these close-ups are very special Roy; how lovely to walk and find these in your countryside...the flowers lovely too

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  3. Delightful pics. Lots of butterflies don't sit still long enough for a photo op! You must be a patient soul.
    It will be some time, yet, before our purple orchids dot the meadows!

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  4. Lovely set of images Roy. It's a back breaking job photographing both of these...lol!
    Did you find any Common Twayblade (listera ovata) they can usually be found in the same location along with the Orchids?...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor.
      I didn't notice any Twayblade, but I will take a closer look next time.

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  5. de vlinders staan er geweldig mooi op prachtig op kluer en scherpte.

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  6. Bonsoir Roy
    Très très belle série, alternance papillon/ orchidées, bonne idée.
    Bravo cher ami !

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    1. Merci pour vos aimables commentaires chère Nathalie.

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  7. Hey Roy ...those Orchids a stunning, and so are the photo's of them !!
    The little butterfly remind me of one we have here !! It is blue like your's, but it is so small and it never sits still !!
    Nice

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, the butterfly is different shades of brown and grey. It may show different on your screen though.

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  8. Such a fuzzy little butterfly! Very cute and you got such sharp photos of it. The flowers are gorgeous, too.

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  9. Very nice Roy, enjoyed looking.

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