All photographs taken at Surrey Docks Farm in 2020, unless otherwise stated.
Butterflies and Moths
Above: a Small Copper butterfly in the riverside Dye Garden.
Above: a batch of eggs of the Large White butterfly, and the newly hatched caterpillars about a week later. Note also the darker circles on the cabbage leaf where more eggs were previously affixed, but were probably eaten by a predator.
Above and left:
mature caterpillars of the Large White butterfly.
Left: an adult Large White butterfly, 'reared' on nastirtium in my windowbox at home.
Above and below: a Comma butterfly feeding on Burdock
Above: the velvety black caterpillars of the Peacock butterfly
Below: one of the adults found later in the same area; this specimen was unfortunately missing one of its underwings.
Above and left: a Holly Blue butterfly on mint in the Herb Garden.
Above: a Yellow Shell moth
Right: a Mint Moth in the Herb Garden.
Above: a Common Marbled Carpet moth camouflaged on a sycamore trunk.
All photographs Copyright Germander Speedwell, but feel free to get in touch if you'd like to use any.