Mike found this Large Tortoiseshell at Tout Quarry on 26/02/19. He tells us it was sunning itself on the rocks and was one of two seen. Continue reading
Andy was thrilled to find his first Large Tortoiseshell in the UK at Tout Quarry on 26/02/19.
Two were reported as being seen there, one having a light coloured speck above the third of the dark blotches on the right fore-wing.
This species is not known as a migrant, so it would be interesting to know if they are releases or maybe they are going to start migrating to our shores.
We have had seven reports of a Large Tortoiseshell in Tout Quarry on Portland. To date we are sure there are two individual butterflies. Continue reading
James tells us he spent a lovely morning at Tout Quarry on 17/07/18 where he photographed these Chalkhill Blues.
The top photo is of a female and the above photo shows the markings of the undersides clearly for ID purposes. Common Blues have very similar underside markings, but the diagnostic markings are those around the rim of the wings, There is a chequered effect on Chalkhill Blues and a plain white rim on Common Blues.
Penny did well to find this moth on a dull and cloudy day. She took this shot in Tout Quarry, on Portland on 18 June. This long-disused quarry is a great place for butterflies, as it has lots of warm, sheltered areas.
Patrick Jefferies sent in this superb image of his son, James Jefferies’s fantastic discovery of an Chalkhill Blue caterpillar at Tout Quarry, Portland on 14/06/2015