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Butterflies Page 16
Image Taken on 18 Sep 2012
at 16:13 Image of day on 25 Oct 2012
This year we have had a lovely and atypical show of 10 or 20 at once of Red Admiral butterflies.
We normally see them on our Yellow Buddleia, but this one was basking on a
River Birch tree (Betula nigra) which is apparently a USA native.
Anyway, we were taken by the colour contrasts.
Ref: 20121025_df1_20120918_1613_127 red admiral butterfly on river birch tree trunk (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 23 Aug 2016
at 13:42 Image of day on 11 Oct 2016
Atypically choosing this long flowering yellow Buddleia while the white variety
is still in flower, a Red Admiral Butterfly feeds and shows the underside of the wings.
Ref: 20161011_e65_20160823_1342_024 red admiral butterfly on yellow buddleia(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 23 Sep 2007
at 09:57 Image of day on 28 Oct 2007
17yrs ago we inherited a buddleia that flowers for months after
the others finish. Here the original plant (though much
propagated) is providing nectar for a Red Admiral Butterfly.
Ref: 20071028_p34_20070923_0957_699 red admiral butterfly on yellow buddleia(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 09 Sep 2016
at 09:00 Image of day on 28 Oct 2016
At 9 a.m. on a mid-September morning some warm early sunshine
brought out variety of insects into a east facing hedge.
A Red Admiral Butterfly with it's proboscis (just left of the more obvious
leg resting on the fruit) deep down in the not-quite ripe Blackberry berry.
Ref: 20161028_df3_20160909_0900_068 red admiral butterfly sipping juice from ripe blackberry fruit(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 19 Sep 2017
at 16:11 Image of day on 30 Oct 2017
The Red Admiral has chosen an old piece of Breeze Block that holds shut the
broken lid of a tool storage 'bunker' to warm itself in the weak sunshine.
Ref: 20171030_df3_20170919_1611_048 red admiral butterfly sunbathing on weathered breeze block holding down lid of storage unit(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Jul 2011
at 14:42 Image of day on 17 Aug 2011
On the trackside privet hedge 4 Ringlet butterflies were having a
scrummage of mating rights - we suspect 1 female and 3 males.
Ref: 20110817_db1_20110702_1442_101 4 ringlet butterflies competing to mate ending with pair coupled (discontinuous) 04 of 10 (crop)(r+mb id@432).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Jul 2011
at 14:45 Image of day on 17 Aug 2011
3 minutes later - 'The winner takes it all'.
Butterflies mate joined back to back.
Ref: 20110817_db1_20110702_1445_155 4 ringlet butterflies competing to mate ending with pair coupled (discontinuous) 10 of 10 (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 25 Jun 2014
at 15:58 Image of day on 01 Sep 2014
A pair of Ringlet Butterflies mating in the hedge by our access track.
Ref: 20140901_df2_20140625_1558_144 ringlet butterflies mating on blackberry leaf (crop 2)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Jul 2019
at 17:46 Image of day on 20 Aug 2019
First sighting of a Ringlet Butterfly this year.
The top and bottom of the wings have completely different appearances
as this montage of the same insect shows.
Ref: 20190820_df3_20190702_1746_097+1745_092 ringlet butterfly (1st of 2019) show wings open and closed 3+1 of 3 (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 03 Jul 2018
at 17:31 Image of day on 21 Aug 2018
A Ringlet Butterfly feeding on a Blackberry flower.
Ref: 20180821_d72_20180703_1731_090 ringlet butterfly feeding of blackberry flower(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20170810_da1_20170618_1331_369+1328_354+1314_337_ft1 ringlet butterfly in 2 flights + blackberry flowers (montage)jpg(r+mb id@768).jpg
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'.
Ref: 20151005_da1_20150802_1337_421+1241_284_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight (wing damage patched) bottom view + teasel head (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20150905_da1_20150706_1315_351+1328_393_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight + clover flowers (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20100807_da1_20100702_1243_053_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight against hawthorn foliage (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20100807_da1_20100627_1630_289+1642_328_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with clover flowers (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20140826_da1_20140622_1121_026+1326_103_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with privet flower head (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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.
Ref: 20090731_da1_20090623_1423_052+1515_183 ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with red campion (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 09 Jul 2013
at 13:14 Image of day on 21 Aug 2013
The Ringlet butterfly is an attractive brown butterfly.
Ref: 20130821_da1_20130709_1314_031+20130707_1331_084_ft1 ringlet butterfly in flight with thistle flower (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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
Ref: 20110817_db1_20110702_1437_065 ringlet butterfly on blackberry flower (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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.
Ref: 20180809_df3_20180622_1520_009 ringlet butterfly on hop sedge (1st of 2018)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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