Butterflies are among the
most interesting insects to
photograph. Bright colours
and dancing flight encourage
photographers to try and
capture their beauty.
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The Painted Lady, a beautiful migrant
from North Africa.
Some years scarce, some plentiful.
The tortoiseshell often comes out of
hibernation to brighten spring days
Green Hairstreak shows striking
green colour when wings are folded.
Found in L. Fea area, often in early June.
Another beautiful migrant.
are large and showy.
Recently,this butterfly has become less
common than I remember .
Speckled Wood on Sedum
They chase each other among
brambles in woodland lanes
Green-veined White-a familiar butterfly,
not to be confused with Small White
which has no dark green veins on underwing
The Orange tip male patrols its territory
along ditches and hedgebanks in May.
Nettles are allowed to grow close
to our garden so that Peacock butterflies
can lay eggs.
Always few in numbers,the Small Copper
sometimes pays a visit to
our garden in July.
frequent on the coast,
but less often seen inland.
moth is very localised.
Flying weakly in daytime over
moist grassy areas near water.
-a thriving colony exists in an old
disused gravel pit between Omagh and Cookstown,
another just outside Dungannon.
Red Admiral ,Painted Lady & Hoverfly
A brickworks, closed some years ago, used clay scraped
off surrounding ground. Left untouched, the disused area has developed into a
nature reserve,with butterflies and orchids in abundance.
Narrow bordered 5-Spot Burnet
Other Wild Flowers
Trees & Leaves