Category Archives: Butterflies and moths

Butterfly prefers onion to butterfly bush!

The warmth has encouraged the Buddleja (Butterfly bush / Sommerfuglbusk) into flower, but this small tortoiseshell (neslesommerfugl) still prefers Alliums!
Buddleja isn’t edible, but it is one of the best entomentals (insects love them and so do we; it would be an edi-ento-mental if it had also been edible!)

Not Arran Brown

The commonest butterfly here in July is the Arran Brown (fløyesesringvinge), but they don’t often stay still like this one resting on Sanguisorba canadensis leaves…
Despite the fact that this species has its English name after the Scottish Island Arran, it’s uncertain if it has been found in the British Isles, a case of confusion with the Scotch Argus butterfly?