An orange butterfly with black and white markings resting on the ground

Painted Lady. Photo: Brian Arnold

Two brownish butterflies with some paler markings resting in green vegetation

Dingy Skipper. Photo: Brian Arnold

Two photos from Brian taken 11/05/2021 sent in with the following comments:

We walked the upper coast path from Durlston to Dancing Ledge today and saw 2 Dingy Skippers whirling around each other for several minutes. Eventually they settled for a rest and for their picture to be taken.

I have heard that there is currently an influx of Painted Lady butterflies and we saw 2 today on the cliff top above Dancing Ledge.

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