26. Adonis Blue 9th May Ballard Down Dorset
27. Marsh Fritillary 21st May Cotley Hill Wiltshire
28. Glanville Fritillary 26th May Bonchurch Isle of Wight
29. Large Skipper 26th May Afton Down Isle of Wight
30. Meadow Brown 26th May Afton Down Isle off Wight
31. Small Pearl-bordered
Fritillary 27th May Aish Tor Devon
32. Heath Fritillary 27th May Lydford Devon
33. Chequered Skipper* 2nd June Glasdrum Wood Argyll
34. Mountain Ringlet* 9th June Irton Fell Cumbria
35. Northern Brown Argus 9th June Latterbarrow Cumbria
36. Large Heath* 9th June Meathop Moss Cumbria
37. Ringlet 13th June Upton Fen Norfolk
38. Swallowtail 13th June Upton Fen Norfolk
39. Small Skipper 13th June Holme Dunes Norfolk
40. Black Hairstreak 14th June Glapthorn Northamptonshire
41. Marbled White 16th June Portland Dorset
42. Silver-studded Blue 16th June Portland Dorset
43. Lulworth Skipper 16th June Dungy Head Dorset
44. Large Blue 18th June Green Down Somerset.
* life tick
Bonchurch Undercliff Isle of Wight where I saw my first ever 'proper' Glanville Fritillary
Landslips at Compton Bay another food site for Glanvilles.
There were a couple of nice aberrant Heath Fritillaries at Lydford.
This unfortunate Heath Fritillary chose the wrong flower!
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Not a very good photo but the best I could get; it was so incredibly hot the butterflies were pretty elusive photography wise.
A first for me was this Red Admiral Caterpillar.
Female Silver-studded Blue with beautiful iridescent wings
Male Silver-studded Blue zooming on by!
A beautiful summer's day on Irton Fell Cumbria.
What kind of butterfly would live up here!?
One as hairy as this!
Northern Brown Argus
South Shian, Benderloch must be one of the most scenic places I've been butterflying in. It's a great place for...
On this sunny and warm afternoon it was teeming with butterflies almost all of which were Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Chequered Skipper. I've dreamed of visiting here for years and I wasn't disappointed. Every marsh thistle was jam packed with them. Honestly they were!.. Look!
A very striking Small Tortoiseshell aberration where the yellow areas have been replaced with white. There were two of these in a large group of tortoiseshells on some thistles at Upton Fen Norfolk.
Swallowtail egg on Milk Parsley