On the wing

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I can't decide if these are a small white or a large white. Short of getting my ruler out and measuring whether it's 5 or 6cm wingspan I can't really decide which one it would be. To photograph it milling around the black medick and feeding was a pleasure.

 Shabby old peacock. Is it rude to call a butterfly moth-eaten?

Above, this tiny butterfly was fluttering here and there, leading me on a merry dance until finally settling down to land. However, none of the images in my book look quite like it. The closest I'd say is a gatekeeper which ought to have a twin eyespot though this has just one... No, wait, second thoughts it could be a small heath. In fact, I'm almost sure of it.
Speckled wood. I thought this might be a variation but in fact it's just a lovely clear pattern in good light. I do love it's scalloping to the edge of wings.
Take care,

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