With the trees and houses around our garden we only seem to get sunshine on part of our Buddleia at a time during this time of year but when we do it can suddenly get busy with butterflies – I guess it isn’t called Butterfly Bush for nothing.
During one sunny interval yesterday I managed to count 9 Red Admiral on the bush at one time. There were probably others that I didn’t spot.
The Red Admirals still have to share it with other flying insects like this Bee Hoverfly.
Some of them looked very fresh with no creases on their wings. This one just has a few on its right wings.
This one has a rather ragged left wing but it was nowhere near the worst.
The wings of butterflies are beautiful and to see them on flowers or flitting about in sunlight is great. But I get a bit uncomfortable when looking closely at their heads. It always looks as though there is one dark spot on the eye looking straight at you.
As usual the images are on Flickr and you can see a couple of other photos within the album.