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.
Penny sent us this rather lovely image of a Small White. Continue reading
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.
Taken in the little car part at our Perryfields Butterfly Reserve on Portland on 13/03/2017.