SK1681 : Painted Lady on Creeping Thistle

near to Bradwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Painted Lady on Creeping Thistle
Painted Lady on Creeping Thistle
A couple of fields of thistles were attracting large numbers of butterflies on this hot July evening - the majority, in the largest numbers I've ever seen, were Painted Ladies, but also Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Red Admiral. This was the best shot I managed of this beautiful but active butterfly. I believe the plant is Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) - see LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for more information on these species.
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Thursday, 27 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 July, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 168 816 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.8630N 1:44.9521W
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