I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of Butterflies busy feeding and in-turn pollinating our September garden flowers (despite the lack of an Indian Summer). So I wanted to learn more about the different types of butterflies that are making the most of the garden in September.
Wikipedia is always my first port of call and deserves a credit, a wonderful array of Butterflies believed to of originated from Great Britain. Another shout out is due to Butterfly Conservation who’s mission is to “Save butterflies, moths and our environment”.
Papilio machaon – Swallowtail butterfly on Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber
Speckled Wood – Enjoying the resting location of an Epimedium leaf
Peacock butterfly a common site in colourful UK gardens, here enjoying the sunshine and nectar of Buddjeia White Profusion.
Small tortoiseshell busy feeding from the aromatic scented flowers of sage.
Red Admiral – Often attracted by the bright colours and delicate scent of the aptly named Butterfly bush.
Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni
Common blue – Polyommatus icarus
Wood white – Lantana
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