I’ve always been captivated by butterflies. I’m used to slamming on the brakes in France to chase and identify more exotic species that don’t occur here in Britain. It’s easy to overlook those which are on one’s own doorstep, after all. Now I’ve corrected my oversight and have started trying to build up a photographic record of what I’ve seen here, as well.
Here’s a collection of pictures, a few rather historic, that we’ve managed to grab so far. I will grow this collection as opportunities arise.
|Swallowtail||Scarce Swallowtail||Spanish Swallowtail|
|Large White||Small White||Green-veined White||Wood White||Black-veined White||Bath White|
|Orange Tip||Clouded Yellow||Brimstone||Cleopatra|
|Ilex Hairstreak||False Ilex Hairstreak||Green Hairstreak||Small Copper||Large Copper|
|Geranium Bronze||Lang’s Short-tailed Blue||Panoptes Blue||Common Blue|
|Brown Argus||Adonis Blue||Holly Blue||Escher’s Blue||Duke of Burgundy|
|Map Butterfly||White Admiral||Southern White Admiral||Small Tortoiseshell|
|Red Admiral||Macaronesian Red Admiral||Painted Lady||Peacock|
|Silver-washed Fritillary||Quenn of Spain Fritillary||Spotted Fritillary||Knapweed Fritillary|
|Marbled White||Great Banded Grayling||Woodland Grayling|
|Ringlet||Piedmont Ringlet||Scotch Argus||Meadow Brown||Small Heath|
|Gatekeeper||Spanish Gatekeeper||Speckled Wood||Wall Brown|
|Grizzled Skipper||Dingy Skipper||Mallow Skipper||Large Chequered Skipper||Large Skipper||Small Skipper|