Common Marble Celypha lacunana

x2 images. This one is a little faded, but you can see how patterned this small Tortix moth is. It has a wingspan of up to 18mm. It is a very common species throughout the Britain. Double click if you wanna get closer… Rear garden. July 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Coming To Rest

I love seeing these Comma (Polygonia c-album) butterflies in the garden, and occasionally they briefly settle for a moment or two. September 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Black & White

It appears it has been quite a good year here for butterflies, which is really good news. This Large White (Pieris brassicae) made a fleeting visit to my garden before fluttering off over the fence to elsewhere. These 'Whites' can be quite a challenge to photograph, especially in bright sunshine. Auto camera setting never seem... Continue Reading →

Finding Shelter

Of 2 images. I was sitting in my living room looking out the window when I caught a glimpse of this butterfly as it searched and settled for some shelter between rain showers. © Pete Hillman August 2019.

Yellow & Black & Hairy All Over

No wonder the birds don't fancy eating them and the Ragwort in the fields is teeming with these brightly coloured caterpillars of the The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae), a moth which can be seen flying amongst the grasses during the daytime, especially when disturbed. Please see the adult below. Feel free to click the images to... Continue Reading →

All The Browns

Out in the local fields these Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) are flourishing this summer. An odd perspective, I know, but sometimes all you get is all they want to show you before they flutter 🙂 Feel free to click to enlarge and click again to get even closer on the images … July 2019, local... Continue Reading →

A Drink Of Thistle, Thank You

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola). The fields have been teeming with these lovely little ones. Many thanks to Brian from the brilliant blog 'Butterflies To Dragsters' for accurately identifying this beautiful species. Feel free to click to enlarge and click again to get even closer on the images ... July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England.... Continue Reading →

Around In Circles

Thankfully it appears to be quite a good year for these butterflies, with me spotting quite a few out in the local fields. July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

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