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Butterflies

Colin Allen | Small Copper Butterfly

Small Copper Butterfly

The Small Copper Butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) is easily recognised by its shining coppery forewings. This photograph was taken in a garden in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.
Colin Allen | Gatekeeper Butterfly

Gatekeeper Butterfly

The Gatekeeper Butterfly is a common butterfly of farmland, gardens and scrub in southern and mid England and coastal Wales. This Gatekeeper was resting after a heavy shower of rain in a garden in Laugharne, Wales.
Colin Allen | The Colourful Peacock Butterfly.

The Colourful Peacock Butterfly.

The Peacock Butterfly is a common sight across the United Kingdom in gardens and in the countryside. This beautiful specimen was photographed in a garden in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Colin Allen | Silver Studded Blue Butterfly - Female

Silver Studded Blue Butterfly - Female

This species (Plebejus argus) is named for the shiny bluish or greenish scales in the centre of he spots around the edge of the wing. This is the female. Seen around heathland and in some coastal areas. This image was captured at Bosherston in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Colin Allen | Silver-Studded Blue Butterfly.

Silver-Studded Blue Butterfly.

This species (Plebejus argus) is named for the shiny bluish or greenish scales in the centre of he spots around the edge of the wing. Seen around heathland and in some coastal areas. This image was captured at Bosherston in Pembrokehshire, Wales.