two pale blue butterflies with heavily marked underwings ,mating on knapweed

Chalkhill Blues, mating. Photo: Linda Stanley

A gray and brown butterfly nectaring knapweed

Grayling. Photo: Linda Stanley

Linda photographed these Chalkhill Blues mating and a Grayling  on 17/07/19 and tells us:

Today at Tout, up to 30 Grayling, Chalkhill Blues, Wall Brown, Red Admiral, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Marbled Whites, Small White, Small Tortoisehell ,Scarlet Tiger moth x2, 6 Spot Burnets, grasshoppers , Cinnabar moths, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, and ladybirds.
What a great place to visit on Portland and a super record of things seen. The butterflies and moths were reported to Dorsetbutterflies.com /sightings.

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