Lepidoptera – Butterflies

Sadly, so far very few butterflies have wandered into my patch and I have been too slow to capture images of most. Over the years we have often seen Gatekeepers (Pyronia tithonus), Small Tortoiseshells (Aglais urticae), Small Whites (Pieris rapae) & Large Whites (Pieris brassicae), Peacocks (Inachis io), Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta), Meadow Browns (Maniola jurtina) and Holly Blues (Celastrina argiolus).

The only other species seen have been very irregular with only a handful of Commas (Polygonia c-album) and Brimstones (Gonepteryx rhamni).

In invasive years we have also had Painted Ladies (Vanessa cardui).


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