butterflies

 

 

Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera, and there are 72 species on the British list

 

Most of the Butterflies were present during the year ,though records were somewhat down on previous years.Most pleasing however was the White-Letter Hairstreak,which was again seen flying around the Wych Elms on Longhedge Lane. We are hoping the coiony can hang on until the Elms we have planted are of a sizeable size for colonsation.

 

At Pleasley we have so far recorded a total of 25 species, many of which are common on site and quite a few have been shown to breed here

 

These include Brimstones, Dingy Skipper, Painted Lady, Clouded Yellow, Common Blue, Small Heath, White Letter Hairstreak, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood and Wall Brown