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Butterflies Page 25

Image Taken on 11 Oct 2020 at 11:16    Image of day on 26 Nov 2020

There seem to be several Red Admiral Butterflies feeding around the site. This one is on Yellow Buddleia that goes on flowering until the first hard frost. You can see the Butterfly's Proboscis tightly wound.

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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:09    Image of day on 22 Oct 2019

A Red Admiral Butterfly perched on a decidedly caterpillar munched Hawthorn leaf.

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Image Taken on 14 Sep 2023 at 10:41    Image of day on 05 Nov 2023

A close look at a Red Admiral Butterfly with his figure-of-eight cross section proboscis deep between Blackberry druplets.
Blackberries are actually known as an 'aggregate fruit 'composed of small druplets.

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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.

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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.

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Image Taken on 06 Oct 2020 at 09:38    Image of day on 15 Nov 2020

The three pristine Red Admiral Butterflies seem to have stayed near the house. In the morning sunshine they alternate between warming themselves on this sun-facing wall (along with a Bee and lots of flies) ...

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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2023 at 07:58    Image of day on 21 Sep 2023

This Red Admiral Butterfly suns themselves on a corrugated iron sheet. The shadow just adds to the majesty.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Image Taken on 28 Jun 2022 at 08:37    Image of day on 17 Aug 2022

The first sighting of a Ringlet Butterfly this year.

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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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