July

 July 2020

Furcula furcula
Furcula furcula

Sallow Kitten, Gubblecote, 30 July, and the next 4 photos

Furcula furcula
Furcula furcula

Sallow Kitten, enjoying a spot of sunshine, 30 July

Idaea dimidiata
Idaea dimidiata

Single-dotted Wave, 30 July

Photedes minima
Photedes minima

Small Dotted Buff, 30 July

Thalpophila matura
Thalpophila matura

Straw Underwing, 30 July

Meganola albula
Meganola albula

Kent Black Arches, a small (c10mm) and rare visitor to Hertfordshire, at Gubblecote, 24 July

Eremobia ochroleuca
Eremobia ochroleuca

Dusky Sallow, 24 July

Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon

Bucks, the flowery hillside down from the trig point, 17 July afternoon, and the next three shots

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

Chalk-hill Blue, male

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

a different male

Lysandra coridon
Lysandra coridon

male underside

Ochlodes sylvanus
Ochlodes sylvanus

Large Skippers, male central, female top right, Bernwood Forest, Bucks, and the following 10 photos, the morning of 17 July

Polygonia c-album
Polygonia c-album

Comma

Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral

Aglais io
Aglais io

Peacock

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper, female

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper, female, living dangerously right next to a crab spider victim, the Ringlet

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper, male

Pyronia tithonus
Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper, male

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

Silver-washed Fritillary, female, hinting at form valesina

Argynnis paphia
Argynnis paphia

the same insect

Gonepteryx rhamni
Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone, female

Cryphia algae
Cryphia algae

Tree-lichen Beauty, a rare migrant, the 'moth catch of the year', Gubblecote, 17 July

Apamea ophiogramma
Apamea ophiogramma

Double Lobed, Gubblecote, 17 July

Craniophora ligustri
Craniophora ligustri

Coronet, Gubblecote, 17 July

Craniophora ligustri
Craniophora ligustri

Coronet

Aglais io
Aglais io

Peacock butterfly pupa, Gubblecote, 14 July

Aglais io
Aglais io

the same Peacock pupa

Aglais io
Aglais io

a greener colour form of a Peacock pupa

Crocallis elinguaria
Crocallis elinguaria

Scalloped Oak, Gubblecote, 12 July

Mythimna conigera
Mythimna conigera

Brown-line Bright-eye, Gubblecote, 12 July

Oligia fasciuncula
Oligia fasciuncula

Middle-barred Minor, day-flying, Haweswater, Lake District, 6 July

Haweswater
Haweswater

southern shore, east-central Lake District, Cumbria, 6 July

Kidsty How and Pike, far left
Kidsty How and Pike, far left

a 1,600' climb to one of the sites for Mountain Ringlet

Haweswater
Haweswater
Haweswater from near Kidsty Pike
Haweswater from near Kidsty Pike
Kidsty Pike
Kidsty Pike
Haweswater
Haweswater

from the summit of Kidsty Pike

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, White Scar, Whitbarrow, 7 July

White Scar
White Scar

on an overcast and drizzly afternoon