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view of a Holly Blue resting with wings closed on Mahonia

Holly Blue. Photo: Lynda Lambert

Lynda noticed a flash of pale blue in her Corfe Mullen garden on I/04/19 and knew it must be her first Holly Blue of the year.

Although it settled on the Mahonia, it kept flitting off next door but immediately returning to the bush for a photocall . It would be nice to think it had resulted from one of the Holly Blue caterpillars found on the ivy in her garden late last summer.

view of a Male Brimstone showing partially open wings

Brimstone. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona sent us this photo of a male Brimstone which she took at Badbury Rings on 24/03/19.

She tells us:

I have been trying to get some photos of a Brimstone upperwing, which has resulted in a lot of photos of flowers without butterflies!

Perseverance paid off as Shona managed a good shot showing the often unseen orange spots on the upper hind-wings.