Friday 31 July 2020

Chalk Hill Blues and a Gold-ribbon Argent

Chalk Hill Blue female, Polyommatus coridon
I visited Kithurst meadow on 20 July and enjoyed seeing lots of different butterflies including Chalk Hill Blues, a Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-washed Fritillaries. Also a tiny Gold-ribbon Argent moth, a Mother of Pearl and a Spotted Longhorn Beetle.
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni

Chalk Hill Blue, Polyommatus coridon

Chalk Hill Blue, Polyommatus coridon

Comma, Polygonia c-album

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus

Dark Green Fritillary, Argynnis aglaja

Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus

Gold-ribbon Argent, Argyresthia brockeella 

Gold-ribbon Argent, Argyresthia brockeella

Large Skippers, Ochlodes sylvanus

Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina 

Mother of Pearl, Pleuroptya ruralis

Peacock, Inachis io

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral and Peacock on Hemp Agrimony

Silver-washed Fritillary male, Argynnis paphia 

Small Blue, Cupido minimus 

Spotted Longhorn Beetle, Rutpela maculata

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