Sunday, 19 May 2013

Dukes, Skippers and a Scorpion at Heyshott

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
Canon G9 flash
On Friday I visited Heyshott escarpment to find my first Duke of Burgundy butterflies of the season. The weather was once again perfect for photography – cloudy with some blue sky. I found two Dukes and both behaved perfectly, posing for three cameras each. I also found 4 Dingy Skippers, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Brimstone , 1 unidentified White and 1 Green-veined White.  Plus another specimen of the unidentified micro-moth I saw recently and a Scorpion Fly.

Photos taken with Nikon D90, Sigma 180mm macro lens unless otherwise stated.
Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Canon G9
Cowslip, Primula veris
Canon G9 flash
Canon G9
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Lumix FZ45
Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
Canon G9
Canon G9 flash

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina

wiping his antenna on his leg




Lumix FZ45
Lumix FZ45
the head moves side to side just before flying off, presumably for orientation to the sun
Lumix FZ45
Lumix FZ45
Lumix FZ45
Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula
Canon G9 flash
Canon G9 flash
Green-veined White, Pieris napi on Dandelion clock
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Lumix FZ45
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae on Cowslip, Primula veris
That unidentified micro moth I saw at Rewell Wood
Canon G9 flash
Ramsons Wild Garlic, Allium ursinum
Canon G9 flash
Ramsons Wild Garlic, Allium ursinum
Canon G9 flash
Scorpion Fly, Panorpa species, male
Scorpion Fly, Panorpa species, male
Scorpion Fly, Panorpa species, male
Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Canon G9

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