Thursday 22 December 2016

2016 Highlights- Butterflies Part 2.

This post starts off the same way as Part 1 finished, with a Marbled White. One of our most photogenic species and one that does appear in pretty good numbers on my local patch. It was also very refreshing to find plenty of Clouded Yellows in the Autumn, and these kept the butterfly interest going late in the year along with good numbers of Red Admiral. My thanks to all of you that take the time to check out my blog. I hope that it has helped in some way to enhance your interest and enjoyment in butterflies and the many other aspects of wildlife that I follow. 

Female Marbled White. (Seaford).

Male Dark Green Fritillary (Wilmington).

Male Silver-washed Fritillary. (Lewes).

Nectaring Silver-washed Fritillary. (Lewes).

Red Admiral. (Arlington).

Female Silver-washed Fritillary. (Arlington).

Mating Green-veined Whites. (Seaford).

White-letter Hairstreak. (Seaford).

Male Chalkhill Blue. (Seaford).

White Admiral. (Lewes).

Male Chalkhill Blue. (Seaford).

Grayling. (Wilmington).

Wood White. (Chiddingfold).

Female Brown Hairstreak. (Steyning).

Mating Wood Whites. (Chiddingfold).

Female Wall Brown. (Seaford).

Clouded Yellow. (Seaford).

It won't be too long before butterflies will be gracing the local countryside again and we look out for the early Spring species!!


  1. Hi. Beautiful photos. I like a lot butterflies.

  2. Now, in December, to look for butterflies is a joy. Regards.

  3. Bob,these images are pure Art.
    Superb post.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    John and Sue