Over The South Downs there are lots of Blue Butterflies flying at the present. Mostly Chalkhill but also some very smart Common Blue.
I do find that the females of both these species are really attractive, particularly on the underwing.
This is the Chalkhill Blue female.
Common Blue female.
The other downland blue flying at the moment is the Small Blue and very soon the Adonis Blue will have their 2nd brood.
There were a few migrants flying today with a Hummingbird Hawk in the garden and a perfect condition Painted Lady on the Downs along with lots of Silver Y.
The 2nd brood Wall Brown have also at last started to appear.