Sunday, 14 July 2013

Roe Deer, Fritillaries and Admirals

Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus
On  Friday i visited Southwater Woods and disturbed a couple of Roe Deer. There were many Silver-washed Fritillaries and quite a few White Admirals plus a Purple Emperor up high. Then I did my weekly butterfly transect at Mill Hill which produced my first Chalkhill Blue and Gatekeepers (11) of the season plus 2 very worn Adonis Blue, 2 Large Skipper, 13 Marbled White, 27 Meadow Brown, 1 Red Admiral, 16 Small Heath, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Whites.
Common Emerald, Hemithea aestivaria
Common Hawkbit, Leontodon taraxacoides
Common Nettle-tap moth, Anthophila fabriciana
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina
Silver-washed Fritillary and Spotted Longhorn, Rutpela maculata
Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia

female Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia
female Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia
White Admiral, Limenitis camilla
White Admiral, Limenitis camilla

Mill Hill:
Centaury, Centaurium erythraea
Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
micro-moth - Chrysoteuchia culmella
id needed
Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus
moth - id needed
Oxeye Daisies Chrysanthemum leucanthemum


  1. Always a pleasure to read your blog, Colin. Some wonderful photos over the last few days of my favourite butterflies. Keep up the good work!

    Best wishes,

    Paul Cox

  2. thanks Paul. People have different approaches to their photography and its presentation and I am glad that you enjoy mine.


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