Monday, 10 October 2011

Adonis Blue on Bonchurh Down

During August I made a visit to Bonchurch Down,Ventnor which is maintained by the National Trust.At this time the second brood of the Adonis Blue butterfly is flying.Although not a bright sunny day the butterfly could be found in the longer grass at the base of the Down.The male  has a bright blue upperside in contrast  to the female which, again as is common in 'Blues', is brown .




These photos are of the male which has a bright blue upperside in contrast  to the female which, again as is common in 'Blues', sports a brown upperside.