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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Butterflies galore!

In the last week or so there has been an amazing eruption of butterflies. Small tortoiseshells in particular are out in their thousands! Thanks to Dave Helliar for sending through a selection seen this week on his travels around Dorset...

Grayling: D. Helliar
Clouded Yellow: D. Helliar
Brimstone: D. Helliar
Brown Hairstreak: D. Helliar
Brown Hairstreak, male: D. Helliar
Brown Hairstreak, starting to look a bit worn: D. Helliar
Check out the small tortoiseshells! 
Hundreds of them!

And to round it off Dave found small red-eyed damselfly at a new site near Chard too:

Small red-eyed damselfly: D. Helliar

Southern Hawker: D. Helliar

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