At long last an influx of Peacock butterflies since yesterday ... obviouslyloving the heatwave (a great deal more than I am!)
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
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Common Blue male
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I don't think the orange is bright enough for Small Skipper, Paul. The underside doesn't look right either. It could be an even smaller Lulworth Skipper, have a look at the odd lines on the edge of the top front wing & compare to the photos here www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl . Any other photos showing more of the topside? Interesting anyway!
EDIT : Just shows what I know, Lulworth is as far North as it gets, so must be Small Skipper, past it's first flush of youth!
In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:past it's first flush of youth!
Been there....!! :-)
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I'm still waiting for Painted Ladies to appear despite having a Buddleia in full bloom.
Too hot to go out butterfly hunting but had a few others in the garden recently.
A very tatty Marbled White
Common Blue also in the grass.
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