CUMBRIA, July 2020, with David Dennis and generously shown around by BC's Chris Winnick. The main target, Mountain Ringlet, remained elusive!

southern shore, east-central Lake District, Cumbria, 6 July
Oligia fasciuncula
Middle-barred Minor, unusual to be flying in the sunshine, and taking nectar from thyme at the lakeside on 6 July
Kidsty How and Pike, far left
a 1,600' climb to one of the Cumbrian sites for the Mountain Ringlet - but no sun = no sightings. Good exercise though!
from close to Kidsty Pike
Kidsty Pike
Haweswater from the Pike
The Wheatsheaf Hotel
at Beetham, Cumbria
Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Heath, White Scar, Whitbarrow, 7 July
White Scar
on an overcast and drizzly afternoon
Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper, Latterbarrow, 7 July
Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper, also at Latterbarrow
Maniola jurtina
Meadow Brown, female, at Latterbarrow
Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet, Latterbarrow
Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Holme Park Fell, 8 July, and the following nine photos
Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper
Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell
Hipparchia semele
Holme Park Fell
limestone pavement
Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, female
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, another female
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, female
Argynnis adippe
High Brown Fritillary, one of Britain's rarer butterflies, this one having seen better days
Ochlodes venatus
Large Skipper, Rough Wood on Whitbarrow, 8 July, and the next five shots
Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus
Aricia artaxerxes
Northern Brown Argus
Aricia artaxerxes
Northern Brown Argus, female
Aricia artaxerxes
Northern Brown Argus, male
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