Red Admiral

A red admiral butterfly takes a brief rest on a yellow flower. At the Cambridge University botanic gardens.

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Meadow Brown Butterfly

 

Meadow Brown Butterfly. Commonly found in the UK and Ireland.

I came across this meadow brown butterfly basking in the sunlight earlier this week. As such, these butterflies are nervous and don’t allow you to come close. This one, however, let me get to within a foot before deciding I could be a threat!

 

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Near Hinxton, South Cambridgeshire). 28/08/2012

A small tortoiseshell butterfly in South Cambridgeshire. The most common of British butterflies (so nothing special there), except for the thrill of being able to get so close to this beautiful insect. Click on picture to view large size.