More butterflies at Wapley

Peacock butterfly – named after the eye-shaped spots like those on a peacock’s tail.

Painted Lady butterfly – an immigrant that flies in from North Africa. Adults cannot overwinter in UK and return south for the winter.

Small White butterfly – its caterpillar is very fond of cabbage. Small and large whites are often called “cabbage whites”.

All photos taken 25 July in the small patch of rough ground on the left as you enter the Lower Meadow. The meadows will be cut shortly – take a look now if you want to see them.

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