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A blue butterfly with black wing tips and a white fringe to the wings on a white flower

Holly Blue. Photo: Rod Jenkins

Rod sent in this photo he took on 14/05/2024 telling us:

This Holly Blue was feeding on some wild strawberries in our Mudeford garden that have self seeded under our holly bush and was kind enough to open its wings for us. 

A silvery blue butterfly with some black spot markings on a blue flower

Tracy sent us this photo, her first of a Holly Blue this year, that she took on a walk next to the River Stour at Northbourne on 13/04/2024  – she mentioned that she had seen some at Coy Pond before this but was not quick enough to get a photo.

A silvery blue butterfly with some black spot markings on a yellow flower

Holly Blue. Photo: Brian Arnold

A white and orange butterfly with some black markings on a pink flower

Orange Tip. Photo: Brian Arnold

Two photos from Brian sent in telling us:

The lovely weather yesterday, 12/04/2024 brought out our 7th butterfly species for 2024. There were 2 Holly Blues chasing each other around our garden at Harman’s Cross. Also in the garden today were Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral. The Orange Tip was nectaring on Herb Robert and the Holly Blue on a Celandine.

A silvery blue butterfly with black spot markings

Holly Blue. Photo: Chris Burch

Chris sent in this photo of a late flying Holly Blue telling us:

This Holly Blue was seen at 13:06 yesterday, 18/11/2023 flying past me at the bottom of Bowleaze Coveway in Weymouth.  It landed in the car park of the Harvester restaurant which allowed me to snap it with my phone.   

A brown butterfly with black, white and orange markings on a yellow flowers

Brown Argus. Photo: Rob Morrison

A silvery blue butterfly with black spot markings perched on the seed head of a plant

Holly Blue. Photo: Rob Morrison

Rob sent in these photos of two of the butterflies he recorded at Woodyates during his WCBS BC survey there on 16/08/2023.  He told us that both butterflies looked to be in fine condition, possibly newly hatched and that the Brown Argus shows some key identification features including the absence of a forewing spot close to the body.