Saturday, 8 April 2017

Holly Blue Butterfly

Just as we set off for our mid morning walkabout a flash of blue flew past us and landed on the ivy growing on the outside of my fence:

Common Blue Butterfly

Common Blue Butterfly

My luck was in as I rarely seem to see these settle long enough to photograph.
My thanks to Conehead54 for correcting my intial mis-identification of Common Blue.
This one is a Holly Blue.

All in all a glorious April day today.
Wall to wall Sunshine:
 Sunshine 8 April 2017

Maximum temperature 19.7C:
Temp 8 April 2017

Sunday promises to be even hotter.

5 comments:

  1. Aha, saw my first holly blue today, but no commons yet!

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    1. Simon: Apparently this was a Holly Blue and not a Common.

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  2. Hi- not a Common Blue but a male Holly Blue- underwing shows species + upperside tells you the sex!

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    1. Conehead54: Thanks for that. Now altered.

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  3. First Holly Blue in our garden too yesterday - in fact the first garden butterfly spotted this year :) Later an Orange Tip and today Speckled Wood has put in an appearance :) Well done on getting some photos - mine never keep still for long enough!

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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