|A Small Copper on some late flowering Hemp Agrimony.
On the back of a disastrous summer for Butterflies on reflection I think we must have been lucky. Certainly plenty around Durlston Country Park in mid September.
|Great to see the sun really bringing out the iridescence of the Small Copper’s scale covered wings.|
|Male and female Adonis Blues on Greater Knapweed.
An increasingly rare sight. Restricted to south facing chalk downs the Adonis Blue is in rapid decline. Fortunately where their habitat is managed their numbers appear to be more stable.
|Female Adonis Blue on a Greater Knapweed flower.|
|A far more familiar Small White feeding on Valerian.|
|A Small Heath again feeding on Greater Knapweed.|
|The closely related Meadow Brown||Another Small Heath|
|The widespread and familiar Peacock butterfly.||A Painted Lady on the same Buddleia bush|