A short visit to Great Orme's Head, the Clwyd Valley, and Anglesey in North Wales with David Dennis, 24 - 27 June 2014

Great Orme's Head
Great Orme's Head

A strong and distictive colony of the Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus) can be found here in North Wales

Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

Roosting Silver-studded Blues on Great Orme, near Llandudno, North Wales, 6pm on 24 June

Plebejus argus form caernansis
Plebejus argus form caernansis

Silver-studded Blue, female, 24 June, and the next four photos

Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

Silver-studded Blue, male, 24 June, and the next three photos

Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

Mating pair of Silver-studded Blues, Great Orme, 25 June

Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

Silver-studded Blues roosting on orchid, Great Orme, 25 June

Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, Great Orme, 24 June

Adsceta geryon
Adsceta geryon

Cistus Forester, Great Orme, 25 June

Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling, warming up on Great Orme, 25 June

Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Another Grayling, also warming up on 25 June

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, Great Orme, 25 June

Dark-red Helleborine, crevice plant, Great Orme, 25 June

Dark-red Helleborine close-up

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet, Newborough Warren, Anglesey, North Wales, 26 June, and the next two shots

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet on Great Orme, 24 June

Nebo Bog
Nebo Bog

in the Clwyd Valley, 25 June

Coenonympha tullia form polydama
Coenonympha tullia form polydama

Large heath, Nebo Bog, 25 June, and other examples in the following three photos

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, male, Newborough Warren, Anglesey, 26 June

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female, either slightly damaged wings or recently emerged, also at Newborough Warren

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, underside, 26 June

Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue, female, Prees Heath, Shropshire, on the way back home 27 June

Plebejus Argus
Plebejus Argus

Silver-studded Blue, male, also at Prees Heath