Orange-Tip (female). Photo: Lynda Lambert
A female Orange-Tip photographed in the mating refusal posture at the RSPB’s Arne Nature Reserve on 22/04/2017.
Orange-Tip egg. Photo: Lynda Lambert
Lynda was also lucky enough to photograph this Orange-Tip egg a couple of days later on this Lady’s Smock flower at a different location.
Purple Thorn. Photo: Martin Raper
A gorgeous looking Purple Thorn moth, attracted to a moth light on 16/04/2017 in Martin Raper’s garden near Beaminster.
Peacock. Photo: Penny Hawes
A Peacock butterfly photographed on the 07/04/2017 at Durlston Country Park, where a possible Holly Blue was also seen, thanks to Penny Hawes for the image above.
Small Tortoiseshell. Photo: Brian Arnold
A Small Tortoiseshell photographed near Winterbourne Zelston on 03/04/2017. Brian spotted a total of seven species, including several Peacocks, single specimens of Small White, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Orange Tip and Brimstone.
Peacock. Photo: Diana Jones
A vibrant Peacock butterfly photographed by Diana Jones near Hinton St Mary on 05/04/2017. Diana also spotted three other Peacock butterflies, two Small Tortoiseshells and a Small White.
Orange-Tip males. Photo: Mark Pike
“Spring has well and truly sprung” at Motcombe Meadows where Mark Pike photograph these two male Orange-Tip butterflies on 06/04/2017.
Orange-Tips. Photo: Elaine Conlon
A glorious image of three Orange-Tip butterflies, a a persistent male interrupting an already mating pair. Photographed at Pamphill near Wimborne by Elaine Conlon on 07/04/2017.
Orange-Tip pair. Photo: Elaine Conlon
A mating pair of Orange-Tip butterflies, photographed at Pamphill near Wimborne by Elaine Conlon on 07/04/2017.
Speckled Wood. Photo: Jeremy Oakes
A Speckled Wood photographed by Jeremy Oakes on a pathway at Corfe Castle on 04/04/2017.
Green-veined White. Photo: Brian Arnold
A male Green-veined White photographed near Winterbourne Zelston on 03/04/2017. Brian spotted a total of seven species, including several Peacocks, single specimens of Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Orange Tip and Brimstone.