When I was at the Seaton Wetlands Reserve last weekend I photographed this nettle. It was covered with peacock butterfly caterpillars.
If you want to see the beautiful Peacock butterfly – let some nettles survive and flourish!
One thing leads to another
Well I’m now back from the Isles of Scilly and it looks like the first autumnal storms are around the corner. Here then are a few butterfly photos from the Isles of Scilly last week.
A glorious peacock – photographed on St Agnes on Thursday
A red admiral on flowering ivy on St Mary’s
A small tortoiseshell sharing a buddleja with a buff tailed bumblebee
A holly blue
A female common blue
And finally a helice (or pale form) clouded yellow from St Mary’s
The sun is breaking through on this Easter Sunday and as a result a few invertebrates are on the move
Here is a peacock butterfly which has overwintered – looks pretty fresh!
This is the spider Pisura mirabilis – if you look carefully (perhaps enlarge the picture by double clicking on it) you will see it has 6 eyes!
This is a Green Shield Bug – Palomena prasina (only two eyes!)