Thursday, 22 August 2013

Whiteways and Kithurst Hill

male Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
On Tuesday I checked out Whiteways car park and adjacent meadows as a Swallowtail had been reported there the previous day. I found a wonderful meadow where Hemp Agrimony was covered in nectaring butterflies and at least two Clouded Yellows had aerial battles every time their paths crossed. Plenty of Brimstones gave me the opportunity to obtain more in-flight shots. A visit to Kithurst Hill provided more Clouded Yellows.
male Brimstone and Large White
male Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni

Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus on Scabius
Clouded Yellow on Ragwort

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
female Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus
female Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus
Peacock, Inachis io
Red Admiral and Peacocks
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshells  on Hemp Agrimony
This moth appeared on the stairs:
Marbled Green, Cryphia muralis

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