a blue male and brown female butterfly both with orange spots and blue studs mating

Silver-studded Blues mating. Photo: Mel Bray

Mel spotted this pair on 17/06/19 and tells us:

It was turning out to be the third unsuccessful visit to a spot on Town Common where I’ve seen Silver Studded Blues in previous years. Suddenly one appeared from nowhere – then another two materialised and started  mating virtually in front of me! They looked so fresh I almost wondered if they were old enough 🙂

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