Saturday, 8 August 2009

Ivinghoe Butterflies - Ben Miller

In addition to the birds mentioned earlier, there were a great number of butterflies around the Ivinghoe Hills this morning.

I recorded 18 species - 1 worn Dark Green Fritillary north of the S-bend (SP959165) (image above), 40+ Painted Ladies (image above), 1+ Small Skipper, 3+ Essex Skipper (image above), 2 Brimstones, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, 2+ Brown Argus, many Common Blue (see above), Chalkhill Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshells (also 4 at College Lake later), Peacock, Speckled Wood, 3 Ringlets, Meadow Brown, 30+ Gatekeepers (see image above) and 5 Small Heaths.

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