Thursday, 23 July 2015

Chalkhill

The Chalkhill Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus (Lysandra) coridon)

Checking out the location this week where I normally see this species, I found three male specimens. This is two more than I found throughout the whole of last year. One of these was already looking a little worse for wear. This is the start of flight time for this species so hopefully I will find a few more.











25 comments:

  1. Very nice Roy, that's three more than I've seen in my whole life!!! Hopefully they will have a good year at your local location :-)

    Kindest regards :-)

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  2. Very much a southern butterfly of the Downs, I believe. None round here, very pretty shots.

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    1. Thanks Simon, yes only know for one place and that is unusual for the area.

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  3. Beautiful images, Roy!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Ana

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  4. Bien jolie série Roy, même s'il s'est fait un peu croqué lol
    BIZ

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  5. Lovely shots, Roy. Hope this creature continues to do better this year.

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  6. How lovely Roy! The Chalkhill Blue is a little stunner. Great pics.

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  7. We have problems finding this butterfly at Martin Down, the last time was in 2011.

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    1. Some years they are better than others Lyn.
      Not many for the last two years here.
      Previous to that there dozens of them.

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  8. Beautiful little butterfly but not one I'm going to see round here as we are lacking in chalk in Brittany! :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, its an old chalk quarry where these hang out.

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  9. Hey Roy... Another nice blue butterfly the Chalkhill, you have there.

    Nice photo's as always! ;}

    Grace

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  10. Lovely images of the beautiful butterflies!

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