More Crossness butterfly and moth marvels from Mike …….

Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady pictured at Crossness

Mike Robinson has been out and about photographing butterflies and day-flying moths across the Borough lately, but spends much of his time at Crossness on Erith Marshes. Here are a selection of his recent photographs, including two migrant species, the Clouded Yellow, which is only occasionally seen in Bexley, usually along the Thames, and the Painted Lady which can sometimes pitch up in large numbers.

Clouded Yellow on Ragwort at Crossness on Erith Marshes, 18th July 2015.

Clouded Yellow on Ragwort at Crossness on Erith Marshes, 18th July 2015.

Painted Lady on Bramble flowers, Erith Marshes, 16th June 2015.

Painted Lady on Bramble flowers, Erith Marshes, 16th June 2015.

Cinnabar Moth caterpillars on their Ragwort foodplant, 9th July 2015.

Cinnabar Moth caterpillars on their Ragwort foodplant, 9th July 2015.

Adult Cinnabar moth, Crossness, 12th June 2015.

Adult Cinnabar moth, Crossness, 12th June 2015.

Six-spot Burnet moth on Scabious near Crossness, 11th July 2015.

Six-spot Burnet moth on Scabious near Crossness, 11th July 2015.

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