Due to the constant rain, the paths and slopes at the Valley School area were full of lush vegetation, and the wildflowers were out in their hundreds, too. Ideal conditions for butterflies and insects and all the "et cetera"s that make Life Under Foot so fascinating!
Of course, I am now a nice certified "L board" when it comes to butterfly id's as well. These creatures have got birds beaten hollow. You have the wings-open appearance,and you have the wings-closed appearance, the male, the female, the larva, the pupa...and just when you think you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel it turns out that this is a butterfly which is mimicking another one! GRRRRRR!
Oh, well, following my usual practice of trying for a couple hours or so on the Net,and if I can't get any positive id, ASK (Ask S Karthik), here are some:
A lovely ZEBRA BLUE:
A HEDGE BLUE;( Collapse )
This beautiful, armoured BEETLE was happily going about its business, unaware that it was being photographed at close quarters!
If anyone can give me any help at all with the flower, insect or any other id's, I will be very grateful....that is, I will be full of grate...!