Kiplingcotes Nature Reserve – 29/06/12

Having heard that Marbled White Melanargia galathea were already on the wing along the northern edge of the Wolds, I decided to visit a local site where this species is abundant. Unfortunately a search of the site did not reveal any, so a further visit will be required. The wind did not put off other species as Common Blue Polyommatus icarus were seen in double figures, along with Large Skipper Ochlodes venatus and Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus.

Large Skipper - Ochlodes venatus

Large Skipper – Ochlodes venatus

Large Skipper - Ochlodes venatus

Large Skipper – Ochlodes venatus

Common Blue - Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue - Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus