Rosemoor’s butterflies

Following on from my Tolkein/bumblebee post yesterday – I have saved my butterfly pictures for today. Great to see  so many dark green fritillaries and the hay meadows were great for lots of other species too. In total we saw 12 species of butterfly.

Common blue 1The common blue

Common blue 2The underwing of the common blue

Green veined whiteGreen veined white – note its proboscis feeding from the flower

Dark green fritillaryA dark green fritillary

Small skipperA small skipper

6 spot burnet 26 spot burnet – a day flying moth

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