Flora and Butterflies found on Merrow Downs

These photographs belong to Ken and Gillian Elsom (subject to copyright.)

Chalk Hill Blue (Polyommatus coridon)

Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)


Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) male nectaring on Bramble

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) female with egg laid on Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) male

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) nectaring on Common Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)

Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae) female on Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)