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
A strong and distictive colony of the Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus) can be found here in North Wales
Plebejus argus form caernensis
Roosting Silver-studded Blues on Great Orme, near Llandudno, North Wales, 6pm on 24 June
Plebejus argus form caernansis
Silver-studded Blue, female, 24 June, and the next four photos
Plebejus argus form caernensis
Silver-studded Blue, male, 24 June, and the next three photos
Plebejus argus form caernensis
Mating pair of Silver-studded Blues, Great Orme, 25 June
Plebejus argus form caernensis
Silver-studded Blues roosting on orchid, Great Orme, 25 June
Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper, Great Orme, 24 June
Adsceta geryon
Cistus Forester, Great Orme, 25 June
Hipparchia semele
Grayling, warming up on Great Orme, 25 June
Hipparchia semele
Another Grayling, also warming up on 25 June
Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Heath, Great Orme, 25 June
Dark-red Helleborine, crevice plant, Great Orme, 25 June
Dark-red Helleborine close-up
Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet, Newborough Warren, Anglesey, North Wales, 26 June, and the next two shots
Aphantopus hyperantus
Ringlet on Great Orme, 24 June
Nebo Bog
in the Clwyd Valley, 25 June
Coenonympha tullia form polydama
Large heath, Nebo Bog, 25 June, and other examples in the following three photos
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, male, Newborough Warren, Anglesey, 26 June
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, female, either slightly damaged wings or recently emerged, also at Newborough Warren
Argynnis aglaja
Dark Green Fritillary, underside, 26 June
Plebejus argus
Silver-studded Blue, female, Prees Heath, Shropshire, on the way back home 27 June
Plebejus Argus
Silver-studded Blue, male, also at Prees Heath
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Hipparchia semele

Another Grayling, also warming up on 25 June