So 59 species seen (and photographed) in total. Highlights were seeing four 'lifers' obviously but also visiting some great new locations. Best of all? Well, possibly the very rare and beautiful Queen of Spain but just pipped at the post I think by Chequered Skipper one I've always wanted to see! All thanks to Andy. I could never have seen them without his help and expertise. He's seen all the species for many constitutive years, though not while trying to fit in copious amounts of botanising as well! Anyway here's the final part of the list and lots of photos. All butterflies on this list and some photos of butterflies in previous lists but not photographed at the time.
45. Gatekeeper 30th June Portland, Dorset
46. Silver-washed Fritillary 30th June Bernwood Meadows, Bucks
47. Purple Hairstreak 30th June Bernwood Meadows, Bucks
48. Essex SKipper 30th June Bernwood Meadows, Bucks
49. White-letter Hairstreak 30th June Bernwood Meadows, Bucks
50. White Admiral 30th June Bernwood Meadows, Bucks
51. Purple Emperor 30th June Whitecross Green Woods, Oxon
52. Dark Green Fritillary 2nd July Aish Tor, Devon
53. High Brown Fritillary 2nd July Aish Tor Devon
54. Grayling 5th July Portland, Dorset
55. Chalkhill Blue 5th July Portland, Dorset
56. Silver-spotted Skipper 7th July Aston Rowant, Oxon
57. Brown Hairstreak 1st August Alners Gorse, Dorset
58. Scotch Argus 12th August Arnside Knott, Cumbria
59. Queen of Spain Fritillary* 29th August Peacehaven, Sussex
Dark Green Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
I didn't get any decent shots of these two species as they were always way too active in hot sunny conditions which weren't ideal for photography as you can see!
This female Silver-spotted Skipper was the first one seen this year, on July 7th, a very early date.
(More accurately it was equal first with one seen the same day in Sussex)
This one was later in the year in Hampshire
I think there are four here. A mating pair and a couple of hopefuls
And here's a lovely Valezina
A typical view with a couple of mystery leaf hoppers?
I'd like to say I had him to myself but this was Fermyn Wood.
I've seen bigger gatherings than this around an Emperor though.
Large Heath (form scotica)
A more typical view!
Northern Brown Argus
Not the best photo, crap in fact, but this one had superb white spots.
Some were doing their best impressions of a Purple Emperor.
A good effort I think.
On a farm near Peacehaven Sussex ...
Admirers prostrate themselves before the Queen of Spain
And who could blame them!