Friday, 8 April 2011

A Common Brown shows her colours

At rest on the leaf and wood litter a Common Brown (f) Heteronympha merope merope  is well disguised and often overlooked until taking flight to give itself away, with a show of colour. One of our most common butterflies, they are regularly seen in the garden feeding in flowers or at rest on the ground.
Today's fine weather was appreciated by the butterflies to catch up on a good feed after a few days of rain.
This female feeding on Buddleja flowers is showing a bit of colour on the fore wing but as well as feeding also took the opportunity to do some sunbathing and show her hidden colours.

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