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

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Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

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

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Plebejus argus form caernansis
Plebejus argus form caernansis

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

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Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

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

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Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

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

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Plebejus argus form caernensis
Plebejus argus form caernensis

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

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Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, Great Orme, 24 June

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Adsceta geryon
Adsceta geryon

Cistus Forester, Great Orme, 25 June

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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling, warming up on Great Orme, 25 June

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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Another Grayling, also warming up on 25 June

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Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, Great Orme, 25 June

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

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Dark-red Helleborine close-up

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

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

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet on Great Orme, 24 June

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Nebo Bog
Nebo Bog

in the Clwyd Valley, 25 June

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Coenonympha tullia form polydama
Coenonympha tullia form polydama

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

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

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

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

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

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, underside, 26 June

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Plebejus argus
Plebejus argus

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

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Plebejus Argus
Plebejus Argus

Silver-studded Blue, male, also at Prees Heath

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