|You can just make out the Ant at the entrance to this female's abdomen|
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- Ringlet, [female with an Ant up her abdomen]
- Ringlet, Male....
- Meadow Brown, male
- Dark Green Fritillary, male bedding ......
- Large Skipper, the difference between.......
- Large Skipper female, here's look....
- Large Skipper, on Bird's.....
- Large Skipper, male, sex.......
- Large Skipper, male
- Brimstones, so you want.........
- Chalkhill Blues copulating with Ant attending........
- Chalkhill Blues, synchronised copulalation
- Chalkhill Blue, female
- Chalkhill Blue, male
- ▼ June (14)
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
|The antenna of a male Large Skipper being orange and black|
|The antenna of a female Large Skipper being black and white|
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
When the male or female Large Skippers are basking in the sun, with opened wings there is no confusion between the sexes. The male having a sex brand, [a black diagonal line] on it's forewings [the females do not have sex brands] making it unmistakable from the female.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Saturday, 6 June 2015
Friday, 5 June 2015
Chalkhill Blues are, which their name suggests, are found on chalk soiled landscapes/south facing slopes. In the south of England the North and South Downs can hold thousands of these beautiful insects on a good year and Denbies near Dorking, Surrey on the South Downs is particularly good. Carpets of these butterflies is not uncommon on Denbies and is just an amazing site, something not to be missed for any butterfly enthusiast.
|Opened wing male Chalkhill Blue|
|Closed wing male Chalkhill Blue|