Brian Arnold’s first Dorset Small Copper for 2017, photographed back on 13/04/2017 at Ballard Down near Ulwell.
On what Elaine describes as a “fantastic day” she managed to spot 7 species of butterfly: Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Large White, Small White, Clouded Yellow and of course this Small Copper! Photographed at Chapman’s Pool on 11/10/2016.
With the old year over, the butterfly year starts again, so who is going to be the first to report a sighting to this website? Continue reading
A pair of Small Copper butterflies at Winspit on 11/10/2016. The top butterfly is basking in the Autumn sunshine whilst the female in the bottom photograph is looking for suitable Sorrel leaf on which to lay her egg.
This vibrant Small Copper butterfly was photographed at Portland Bill on 28/09/2016.
Adding some colour now with this beautifully taken photograph of a Small Copper butterfly at Knoll Gardens, Stapehill on 05/10/2016.
This beautiful Small Copper was photographed by Brian Arnold during a walk near Bridport with the Swanage Walking Group on 07/09/2016.
A stunning image by Chris Becker of a freshly emerged Small Copper (form. Caeruleopunctata) at Holt National Nature Reserve on 15/09/2016.
A gorgeous image of a fresh Small Copper butterfly at Kingston Lacy on 11/09/2016.
A rather iridescent Small Copper, photographed by Brian Arnold in his garden near Harman’s Cross on 15/08/2016.