My best insect day of the year was so good I'm having to do it in 3 parts. On the 16th July I had a great moth trap and following this I headed off to search for the White Letter Hairstreak butterfly, a particular favourite of mine. I was not able to take any pictures of the Hairstreaks as they all stayed near the top of the Elms but fortunately there was plenty more about. The Essex Skipper had emerged during the morning so those that I found were extremely fresh.
Also seen were 2 very fresh Comma's.
Even common butterflies like these are special when they are so fresh. However, there was so much more to that day including my rarest butterfly and moth find of the year!!!