Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Long-tailed Blue at Newhaven

Long-tailed Blue ♂, Lampides boeticus
The past two days have been spent hunting for Long-tailed Blues. Yesterday I checked Southwick and Beeding without success. Finally I arrived at Newhaven where Mark found a pristine male. Other happy photographers on site were James, Bob and Garry. This morning I checked Lancing then moved on to Newhaven where the yesterday's male was photographed in better light and conditions. When it had warmed up sufficiently it flew off. Finally I called in at Brighton where Mark had located a male which again flew off due to the high temperature but no chance for photos.
Please see my previous LTB report also: 

29 September - Mark Colvin has published an excellent account of recent LTB sightings: 
Long-tailed Blue ♂

it rested overnight within brambles
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Long-tailed Blue ♂

Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

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