A short visit to several locations in Dorset with David Dennis in late July 2019

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female on bramble blossom at Bentley Wood on 23 July - and the next 9 photos

Bentley Wood
Bentley Wood

forest track

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Purple Hairstreak on Hemp Agrimony

Thecla betulae
Thecla betulae

Purple Hairstreak

Aglais io
Aglais io

Peacock

Bentley Wood
Bentley Wood

open woodland

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, male

Satyrium w-album
Satyrium w-album

White-letter Hairstreak

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

Alner's Gorse
Alner's Gorse

main location, 24 July

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, female at Alner's Gorse

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

the same insect as shown in the previous photo

Alner's Gorse
Alner's Gorse

the flowery bottom meadow

Alner's Gorse
Alner's Gorse

and again

Piddles Wood
Piddles Wood

later in the day on 24 July

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, male, at Piddles Wood

Pyronia tithonia
Pyronia tithonia

Gatekeeper, female, Piddles Wood

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, Winfrith Heath, 25 July

Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral, also at Winfrith Heath

Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove

viewed from Bindon Hill, late morning on 25 July, plus the next 9 photos

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper, Bindon Hill, Lulworth

Lasiommata megera
Lasiommata megera

Wall, male

Thymelicus acteon
Thymelicus acteon

Lulworth Skipper, female

Thymelicus acteon
Thymelicus acteon

Lulworth skippers on 'their small site' at Bindon Hill

Aricia agestis
Aricia agestis

Brown Argus

Melanargia galathea
Melanargia galathea

Marbled White

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeepers 'in cop'

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper

Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper on Ragwort