Butterfly season at the Country Park

Now is a very good time to see butterflies at the Country Park. A large range of species are currently on the wing including Marbled White which I have previously not recorded at the Country Park. Others recently spotted include, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Painted Lady, Essex Skipper, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Gatekeeper, Comma and Meadow Brown. You may also see 5 and 6 Spot Burnet and Cinnabar moths which fly during the day.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these I hope the photos below may be of assistance. I have yet to photograph a Marbled White, the one below is courtesy of Taughtus, thanks.

Marbled White

 

Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell

Speckled Wood

Peacock

Painted Lady

Essex Skipper

Small Skipper

Large Skipper

Gatekeeper

Comma

Meadow Brown

Six Spot Burnet

Five Spot Burnet

Cinnabar

 

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