Sunday, 29 May 2022

Adonis Valley

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.

Male


Female


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.


2 comments:

  1. A judgemental sheep! Those blues are gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Wilma. There are more colonises of Adonis Blue in Dorset than any other part of UK. It was a species of concern, but is increasing in colony size now. The Ewe was not amused.

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