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Holly Blue butterfly

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By Janey


Holly Blue butterfly

This little butterfly spends it's days flitting amongst the Ivy and Buddleias.



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Lovely visitor.

7 Aug, 2010

 

Not so common in my part of the country. Great shot.

7 Aug, 2010

 

It is Carol.......I wonder why not Tog, I've seen a few of these recently....they do seem to like climbers, the plants I mean...Lol! Don't think we'd see this up a sheer rock face...Ha..ha... maybe once your plants have grown higher up your walls they'll visit....:o)

8 Aug, 2010

 

Isn't it delicate! Great pic.

10 Aug, 2010

 

these are considered rare. mostly down south, but i have had 1 or 2 in the garden.they are lovely

10 Aug, 2010

 

It is Pip...and very small, but a really bright blue when the wings are fully open.....
Oh I didn't know that Cristina.....we're both lucky...:o) This one does seem to like the Ivies.......

10 Aug, 2010

 

Not seen so many this year, love these butterflies.

10 Aug, 2010

 

Gorgeous photo......

10 Aug, 2010

 

you are lucky indeed if you c 1. only get the odd 1 now and again. wen i was little they were every were,as ther were more grasslands and meddows than now.

10 Aug, 2010

 

lovely butterfly janey, havent seen one this year,

10 Aug, 2010

 

Would love to see one in the flesh :o)

11 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely pic Janey-I haven't seen these in my garden before -well don't think so anyway..lol ;-)

11 Aug, 2010

 

GREAT PICTURE WELL DONE

12 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for the great comments....:o))

12 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely photo. I've seen quite a few blues this year Janey. Perhaps the weather being dry has helped them. Don't some of the lava live with the ants?

13 Aug, 2010

 

Hi Linda......I don't know about that....shall have to have a look about them in the internet......we have had lots of ants especially in the grass, that could explain it. That would be a good story for you Linda....the ants and baby butterflies...:o))

13 Aug, 2010

 

Just putting the Christmas edition of Twinkle together now. Saw one of the Lady's from the Dalberry Lees CPL and she said that they have sold a few copies at the centre and I said how much we had raised and that the Christmas edition was due and that the amount should reach over £200 by the end of the year. I am going to their sale at the end of the year to take some book to sell as well.

13 Aug, 2010

 

That's very encouraging Linda....well done...:o) Your illustrations were wonderful....I'm sure they'll go like hotcakes...:o)

13 Aug, 2010

 

I think this might be a female Holly Blue.

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=argiolus#Larval%20Foodplants

14 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Fractal....that's right it is and it spends it's days flying amongst my old Ivy. There is a holly tree in the next garden.....so it is spoilt for choice....:o))

14 Aug, 2010



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