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.