Whoops! I forgot to schedule the already-drafted readers’ wildlife post. But better late than never.
Reader Mark Jones sent in some insects: butterflies and dragonflies. His ID’s and notes are indented.
A few more butterflies from this summer.Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)
…and a couple of dragonflies:Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Emperor, Britain’s bulkiest dragonfly (Anax imperator). A bit gruesome this one – I found it in the undergrowth eating a Ringlet!