Sunday, 25 May 2014

Portsdown Hill - butterflies and occasional moths

A few butterflies and moths from a morning spent on Portsdown Hill - most are from the transect undertaken in Compartment 1 and 2, the last three are from the Paulsgrove Chalk Pit.

From Compartment 2:
Nemophora degearella

green hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

common blue (Polyommatus icarus) male

common blue female

orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) male

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

small blue (Cupido minimus)

small blue

small white (Pieris rapae)

speckled wood (Pararge aegeria)

From Paulsgrove Chalk Pit:

Mother Shipton (Callistege mi)

small blue

small blue

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