A Busy Day At The Hedge

With the sun out, it was another busy day at our hibiscus hedge. It was that busy, the insect life was almost having to form a line at the blossoms. A couple of days ago, it was mostly bees; today, the butterflies got in on the action, sharing the blooms with bees and hoverflies.

There were Three types of butterfly; the Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady and the Cabbage White. The Small Tortoiseshell is a colourful Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is a well-known colourful butterfly, and the Cabbage White (Small White) is a small to medium-sized butterfly of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae.

The small tortoiseshell butterfly by Jez Braithwaite
Small Tortoiseshell
Painted Lady Butterfly by Jez Braithwaite
Painted Lady
Cabbage White by Jez Braithwaite
Cabbage White is stealth mode
Cabbage White by Jez Braithwaite
Cabbage White
Bee
Hover Fly by Jez Braithwaite
Hover Fly
Hover Fly by Jez Braithwaite
Hover Fly

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