Small tortoiseshell 2

It seemed a long time since, but the late summer batch of small tortoiseshell butterflies turned up last week, as many as 5 at one time on our buddleia, but nothing like the numbers of yesteryear.

What hairy bodies they have!

The underside is less spectacular, yet still offers an attractive pattern:

And you can see those antennae best from the front.

 

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