View of blue butterfly with white markings on the edges of it's wings

Chalkhill Blue. Photo: Shona Refoy

View of two Chalkhill Blue butterflies mating.

Chalkhill Blue. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona has just sent us a couple of photos she took on 23/07/2019 commenting as follows:

Back in the summer, I watched this pair of mating Chalkhill Blues at Tout Quarry as they moved around. The female isn’t very obvious in the first photo – she is dangling upside down with her legs facing us. The second photo shows that she eventually got her feet onto something more substantial than air! Roll on Summer!

 

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