Friday 16 August 2013

Butterfly Romance at Sconce Park

No small coppers or skippers in the devon-side thistles, but some male and female common blues were enjoying the day...

Female common blue grazes off a thistle
The beautiful underside is similar to the male, but the upper wing is brown rather than blue
She feeds peacefully, as elsewhere I spy a male chasing off a rival suitor
Here he comes! Beautiful deep blue upper wing
He moves in behind here
But the lady likes to be on top...

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