A brown and orange butterfly on a plant seed head

Small Skipper. Photo: Brian Arnold

A blue butterfly with black, white and orange markings

Common Blue. Photo: Brian Arnold

Two photos from Brian sent in with the following comments:

At Durlston today, 02/07/2024 I photographed several Skippers in my search to find an Essex Skipper, but no luck, so here is one of the Small Skippers I photographed in my search for an Essex. We also saw this very blue female Common Blue, sadly missing part of an antennae.

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