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Greyish brown moth , with darkn brown crossbands on forewings.

Burnet Companion. Photo: Penny Hawes

Penny spotted this Burnet Companion moth while at our Perryfields reserve on Portland on 24/06/20.

This species is a day time flying moth and can be found in sunshine or overcast weather. Easily disturbed ,flying only short distances. It can be found in a variety of habitats, grassland, flower rich meadows, woodland rides, verges etc.

Flight season Mid May to early July.

view of a pair of Chalk Hill Blues mating

Chalk Hill Blues, Mating. Photo: Penny Hawes

Penny found these mating Chalk Hill Blues on 2/08/18 at Perryfields on Portland.

Identification of this species is sometimes confusing when only the underside of the wings are seen.

The difference between Chalk Hill Blue and Common Blue is the chequered fringe as clearly seen on the female butterfly in this photograph.