Thursday, 30 June 2016

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Summer Brood)

The Summer brood of Small Tortoiseshell are now emerging which are the offspring from the a
adults that made it through hibernation last winter.

This is an ideal time to photograph this species with a variety of flowers in abundance that it can be observed feeding on.

I was fortunate to find several this week feeding on Corn Marigolds which have been sown in the parkland along with Corncockle and and Corn Daisies in large numbers.

This species is surely amongst the most colourful we see in the United Kingdom.













16 comments:

  1. I seem to be seeing a lot of these this year which, considering the "summer" we've been having I find surprising. They certainly are beautiful when you take the trouble to observe them closely.

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    1. Yes I have seen some promising numbers John.

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  2. It's always a pleasure to see these colourful flutters Roy...you've captured some lovely images...[;o)

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  3. This is one butterfly tht I love its markings Roy and great shots of it.

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  4. Amazing pictures Roy, very great, good job !!!!

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  5. Beautiful pictures of the little fox.
    I've seen him but he was photographing moeijk.
    Greetings, Helma

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  6. lovely pictures Roy. It is great to see more meadow flowers being sown, some of our grass verges are being turned into wildflower patches in Poole, very colourful some of them are.

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    1. Thanks Lyn.
      Hopefully some in Poole Park as well as I don't remember many there in the past.

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  7. So pleased you are seeing flutters
    .. I've seen so few this year sadly..

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