Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones sent us some lovely photos of butterflies. His notes and IDs are indented:

A few butterflies from the Sussex countryside:

Eurasian White Admiral (Limenitis camilla):

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus):

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) feeding:

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) on a Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) I think:

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) on a Dandelion (Taraxacum) seed head:

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) on another thistle:

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus), two photos:

Another Ringlet:

Another Meadow Brown:


  1. Liz
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 7:38 am | Permalink


  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    These are lovely!

    I think the meadow brown is the strongest as a piece of art… yes…

    Good work

  3. Posted July 13, 2018 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I love how you photograph them in context with the plant. So lovely. Thank you.

  4. Posted July 13, 2018 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  5. Claudia Baker
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  6. busterggi
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    There do seem to be less butterflies this summer, amybe there’s just less to attract them as mown lawns offer no nourishment.

  7. Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words all!

  8. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Nice pictures! I especially like the assymetry of the pictures, and the soft backgrounds.

  9. Posted July 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Great pics

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