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Butterflies Page 15
Image Taken on 03 Jul 2018
at 17:31 Image of day on 21 Aug 2018
A Ringlet Butterfly feeding on a Blackberry flower.
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Image Taken on 18 Jun 2017
at 13:31 Image of day on 10 Aug 2017
Out in the sunshine our meadow has an atypically large number of this attractive
Ringlet butterfly. In flight the wing blur gives the impression is of a dark
purple, and every year takes us by surprise when we see it perched or caught
'motionless' as here.
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Image Taken on 02 Aug 2015
at 13:37 Image of day on 05 Oct 2015
A Ringlet Butterfly is a subtly beautiful creature we see a few
of in most years.
tiny slit of wing was missing & it really
spoilt the effect, so 'photoshopped' a small 'repair'.
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Image Taken on 06 Jul 2015
at 13:15 Image of day on 05 Sep 2015
A Ringlet Butterfly, a delicate butterfly even by butterfly standards,
is easily recognised by the distinctive rings pattern.
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Image Taken on 02 Jul 2010
at 12:43 Image of day on 07 Aug 2010
And here against a Hawthorn hedge backdrop where we also see them.
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Image Taken on 27 Jun 2010
at 16:30 Image of day on 07 Aug 2010
Ringlet Butterflies are new to us here in the last few years and
this year are in good numbers. This is the insect in flight with
the low clover flowers they tend to flitter between.
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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2014
at 11:21 Image of day on 26 Aug 2014
Ringlet Butterflies have just emerged and were fluttering around
the flowers of a privet hedge.
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Image Taken on 23 Jun 2009
at 14:23 Image of day on 31 Jul 2009
The ringlet butterfly is one of those quiet little browns that rewards
a closer look.
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Image Taken on 09 Jul 2013
at 13:14 Image of day on 21 Aug 2013
The Ringlet butterfly is an attractive brown butterfly.
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Image Taken on 02 Jul 2011
at 14:37 Image of day on 17 Aug 2011
Ringlet butterflies have only been regular visitors for a couple
of years, with more appearing each year. This one likes the
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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2018
at 15:20 Image of day on 09 Aug 2018
A Ringlet butterfly poised delicately on a Hop Sedge frond.
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Image Taken on 04 Oct 2009
at 09:18 Image of day on 03 Nov 2009
At 09:20 on a breezy and chilly (11C) early October day this
little beauty unexpectedly fluttered down to this thistle leaf right
to sun itself.
It is a variant of the normal Small Copper butterfly that has
with blue spots on the hind wings.
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Image Taken on 09 Aug 2013
at 16:30 Image of day on 28 Sep 2013
Small Copper butterflies have only visited here in the last few
years and provide a welcome splash of colour.
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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2011
at 16:30 Image of day on 31 Aug 2011
The rear underwing of the Small Copper butterfly is different to the other 3
surfaces on each side, undoubtedly to provide camouflage when at rest.
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Image Taken on 02 Oct 2010
at 10:40 Image of day on 25 Nov 2010
Out on the bridleway with coats on, this Small Copper butterfly was
sunning itself on the ground. This is the normal form, rather than the
blue-spotted variant we photographed in the same month last year
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Image of day on 02 Aug 2005
First sighting of a Small Copper butterfly here, this one rather
nicely poised on a buttercup flower.
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Image Taken on 15 Jul 2011
at 16:12 Image of day on 19 Aug 2011
Second sighting (the first was already bird pecked) of a Small
Copper Butterfly down on a fresh flower in the mostly withering clover.
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Image Taken on 26 Sep 2006
at 16:17 Image of day on 05 Oct 2006
The Small copper butterfly first appeared here briefly last year.
It has returned this year are is here taking nectar from the
poisonous ragwort (presumably the nectar is not poisonous, or the
butterfly is resistant).
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Image Taken on 17 Jul 2011
at 16:17 Image of day on 31 Aug 2011
Concentrating on the intended subject it is easy to overlook what
else is going on. The photo being taken was of the Small Copper
Butterfly but we only later noticed also the grasshopper (below
the butterfly's Proboscis) and 5 Red Soldier Beetles, 1 under the
butterfly on the right, and 4 more in the next flower along, one
pair mating as usual.
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Image Taken on 25 Jul 2015
at 12:27 Image of day on 25 Sep 2015
A pair of Small heath butterflies mating on a grass stem.
They often fly about in this configuration - we had to wait for them
to land to get this image.
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