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Holly Blues at Lorton Meadows

Two butterflies with pale blue underwings in mating pose

Holly Blues mating. Photo: George McCabe

George saw this mating pair of Holly Blues at Lorton Meadowns on 05/07/2017.

This is the second brood of the Holly Blue this year. The offspring of this mating will progress to the chrysalis stage, and spend the winter in a crevice or on the ground. A lot of butterflies and moths will be found in non-adult stages in leaf litter, so when you sweep up your patio, think about putting the sweepings somewhere out of the way, rather than burying them in your compost heap.

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