There is an area at Maiden Castle, Dorset that I call Adonis Valley.
This is where I usually find the Adonis Blue Butterfly.
It is located a good walk or a 5 minute drive away from my home.
Adonis Blue prefer sunny South facing slopes.
All of these images are of the first brood.
A second brood occurs from August to September.
I was fortunate to witness a mating pair during this visit.
An unwelcome guest arrives, who then leaves shortly afterwards.
I was being observed part of the time by a local resident.