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Friday, 17 August 2018

Butterflies on Wolstonbury Hill, The South Downs of Sussex.

 A wonderful hour and a half was spent walking over the hill photographing wildlife this afternoon.
Above and below a Silver-spotted Skipper.
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 Female Meadow brown also on a Scabius flower.

 Hundreds of Field Grasshoppers were hopping and flying around

 Two Field grasshoppers
 Female Common blue butterfly on "The Pride of Sussex", the county flower of Sussex or is it?.  Pete Beard in comments below suggests a Brown Argus.  Thanks Pete you are probably correct: this is such a learning curve!


 Wall butterfly.

 Chalkhill blue.
 The view looking westwards.

  Chalkhill blue.

 Above might be a Hill Cuckoo Bee, or Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee, Bombus rupestris looking at the short hairs on the legs.
Small heath butterfly.
Take a look at http://www.wolstonbury.com/ if you are interested to help in conservation work.

3 comments:

pete beard said...

17 August 2018, Common blue butterfly female, Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex, UK.


The underwing spots on the butterfly at the top of this page titled:17 August 2018, Common blue butterfly female, Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex, UK.

Suggest to me that it is a Brown Argus. Just a thought.

postmanpete said...

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Peter Lovett said...

Thanks Pete A correction is made. Regards Peter

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