Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Red Admiral

An migratory species the Red Admiral can be found anywhere in the UK and you should find them still flying well into October. With two to three broods you can find individuals in good condition throughout the season. 
I found two this week that are as you can see in good order.
A large striking species that stands out, the female being slightly larger than the male at 72mm wingspan as opposed to 67mm.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Small Tortoiseshell (Summer Brood)

Based on the fact that its in excellent condition, this one below that I photographed recently must be from the second (Summer) brood. It will search for and feed on various flowers and then hibernate for the Winter. 
It will be one of the first species to emerge in Spring.