Butterflies at last

Most butterflies have had a rough year, although on the nearby South Downs there are hundreds ofthousands of Chalkhill Blues.  In our piece of rough meadow (the overgrown lawn)we have had a few Small Skippers when the sun shines.  Interestingly (or not) sylvestris means forest in Latin, however these butterflies are usually on grassland.

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)


Posted on August 16, 2012, in butterflies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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