A red and black buttefly with some white markings

Red Admiral ab ocellata. Photo: Mark Pike

Two golden brown butterflies on a green leaf

Small Skippers. Photo: Mark Pike

Two more photos from Mark taken at Motcombe Meadows on 05/07/2023 and sent in with the following comments:

The top photo shows a fresh Red Admiral ab. ocellata (note the two white dots in the red of the forewings) and the other photo shows two Small Skippers – a male (bottom) and female (top) which might be handy to show the difference between the two.

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