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Long-tailed Blues breeding in Dorset

Small blue-grey butterfly on a purple flower
Long-tailed Blue second brood. Photo; Clive Randall

This small blue butterfly with ‘tails’ to its hindwings is rarely seen in the UK, but there have been a number of UK sightings this year, including ten in Dorset. We have now had news of the butterfly having bred in a garden Continue reading

We need some computer-based help

small rosy red moth with black markings on upper forewings
Rosy Footman. Photo: Mark Pike

As the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation, we receive a lot of fantastic shots of butterflies and moths and like to show them in our Gallery. At the height of the season the load gets to be a bit much for one person, so we’re looking for another to help out. Continue reading