Butterflies

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta butterfly feeding on flowers of Buddleia 'Royal Red'. 2017 has been an exceptional year for this species.

Gold Spot

Plusia festucae moth resting on grass. Powys, Wales.

Yellow-barred Brindle

Acasis viretata moth resting on a lichen covered wall. Green when freshly emerged, the colour of the wings quickly fades to yellow, making sense of the common name.

Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus female. Flatford Mill, Suffolk. I would usually associate females with this much blue on the upperwing with more upland or northern locations where they can be almost as blue as the males (but with obvious orange lunules on the upperwings).

Grayling

Hipparchia semele on mine waste of crushed quartz. Bog Mine Shropshire.