Most Butterfly enthusiasts would welcome the opportunity to observe and photograph the Duke of Burgundy Butterfly. However, once seen one wonders what all the hype was about. It is not the most attractive species that can be observed in UK.
It is in serious decline.however and much conservation work is conducted to save it..
Duke of Burgundy.
A common species and certainly very attractive to observe.
This one I shot would (from its appearance) have only emerged that day.
This male Brimstone was pitched for a change and has obviously been around for a few days now and not always on the wing searching for females.
The Marsh Fritillary was the only one I could find that day, It didn't wait around for long enough either. More attractive than the Duke above I think.
A common species that can be found everywhere.
Even if you don't know much about butterflies you can probably recognise and name the Orange Tip male.
A small and colourful species common throughout the UK.
Even smaller, the Small Heath is common, but not easy to see.
One of the early skippers on the wing.
Looks like a Moth.
The most common of our blue species.