View of an orange butterfly with black markings nectaring on yellow flower

Small Copper. Photo: Peter Siddons

View of a resting brown and orange butterfly with black and white markings on the wing tips

Red Admiral. Photo: Peter Siddons

Peter has sent us these two photo’s he took at the High Angle Battery on Portland.  The Small Copper is readily identified by its brightly burnished copper forewings with black margins and spots and the female is larger than the male which is highly territorial attacking any insect that comes close to it.  The Small Copper photo was taken on 10/05/2020 and the Red Admiral on 07/05/2020.

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