|male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon|
I joined an excellent tour of Castle Hill Nature Reserve, Brighton. Tom Ottley lead us on a walk around this beautiful downland reserve on a breezy morning with plenty of sun to bring the butterflies out. The Chalkhill Blues were out (above).
It was peak season for Six-spot Burnet moths
congressional activities were the order of the day for these Burnets
Scabius was a favourite flower for their activities
male False Oil Beetle, Oedemera nobilis (female has normal sized hind femora)
many Small Coppers were seen
this pair were also in the mood