Essex skipper butterfly

Essex skipper butterfly

Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper perched on grass in soft light

 Brown Argus nectaring on Lavender flower buds

Brown Argus nectaring on Lavender flower buds

British Swallowtail Preening

British Swallowtail Preening

Papilio machaon britannicus

Norfolk Swallowtail preening its antennae on nettles

 

 Small copper glistening in sunshine

Small copper glistening in sunshine

 Rimlit Ringlet butterfly

Rimlit Ringlet butterfly

Chalkhill blue butterfly basking

Chalkhill blue butterfly basking

Chalkhill blue basking on plant stem

 Spot the skipper - landscape

Spot the skipper - landscape

Peacock Butterfly Basking

Peacock Butterfly Basking

Inachis io

Young Peacock butterfly absorbing the sun's rays.

Orange-tip butterfly

Orange-tip butterfly

Anthocharis cardamines

Male Orange-tip butterfly opening wings

Red Admiral On Heather

Red Admiral On Heather

Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral nectaring on heather

Green-veined White Butterfly

Green-veined White Butterfly

Pieris napi

Green-veined white butterfly (female) on burdock

Large Skipper Butterfly

Large Skipper Butterfly

Ochiodes venata

A Large skipper butterfly portrait in black and white

Small Copper Butterfly

Small Copper Butterfly

Lycaena phlaeas

Small copper butterfly perched on Ragwort

Chalkhill Blue Butterfly

Chalkhill Blue Butterfly

Lysandra coridon

Chalkhill blue butterfly nectaring on small scabious

Common Blue Butterfly

Common Blue Butterfly

Polyommatus icarus

A female Common Blue butterfly perched on a grass seedhead

Brimstone Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly

Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone butterfly perched on broad-leaved everlasting pea flower (Lathyrus latifolius)

Large Skipper On Thistle

Large Skipper On Thistle

Ochlodes venata

Large skipper nectaring on creeping thistle

Green Hairstreak Butterfly

Green Hairstreak Butterfly

Callophrys rubi

Green hairstreak on bramble leaf

Large Skipper Butterfly

Large Skipper Butterfly

Ochlodes venata

Large skipper perched on reeds

Hesperiidae Butterflies - Essex Skipper

Hesperiidae Butterflies - Essex Skipper

Essex skipper (male) on field scabious

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Euphydryas aurinia

Marsh fritillary perching among downland grasses

 Grizzled skipper and cobweb

Grizzled skipper and cobweb

Dingy Skipper Butterfly

Dingy Skipper Butterfly

Erynnis tages

Ringlet Butterfly

Ringlet Butterfly

Aphantophus hyperantus

Ringlet butterfly perched on thistle

Vanessid Butterflies - Painted Lady

Vanessid Butterflies - Painted Lady

Painted lady nectaring on pink heather

British Swallowtail Butterfly

British Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio machaon Brittanicus

Norfolk Swallowtail perched on yellow flag iris

 

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia. A newly emerged Silver-Washed Fritillary butterfly nectaring on bramble flowers at Bedford Purlieus in Cambridgeshire

 Small white nectaring on lavender

Small white nectaring on lavender

 Small tortoiseshell nectaring on Saw-wort

Small tortoiseshell nectaring on Saw-wort

 Meadow brown nectaring on greater knapweed

Meadow brown nectaring on greater knapweed

 Green-veined White Butterfly taking off after nectaring on ragged robin

Green-veined White Butterfly taking off after nectaring on ragged robin

 Small copper on water mint flower

Small copper on water mint flower

 Essex Skipper Butterfly

Essex Skipper Butterfly

Essex skipper uncurling proboscis

 Grayling on bell heather flowers

Grayling on bell heather flowers

 Meadow brown nectaring on Greater Kanpweed in wildflower meadow

Meadow brown nectaring on Greater Kanpweed in wildflower meadow

Common Blue Butterfly On Heather

Common Blue Butterfly On Heather

Polyommatus icarus

Common blue butterfly perched on pink ling heather blossom

 small skipper in meadow evening light

small skipper in meadow evening light

 Large white nectaring on cat's ear flower

Large white nectaring on cat's ear flower

 Large white nectaring on knapweed

Large white nectaring on knapweed

 Meadow brown on greater knapweed head on

Meadow brown on greater knapweed head on

 Rimlit Chalkhill Blue nectaring on Small Scabious

Rimlit Chalkhill Blue nectaring on Small Scabious

 Comma butterfly feeding on blackberry

Comma butterfly feeding on blackberry