Recent sightings in Sussex
Wednesday 31 August
A good display of Adonis Blues on Malling Down yesterday. Male and female both in evidence. My picture shows both genders on the same flower head - note the female's turned up abdomen, a clear 'No' in butterfly language. After some persistent efforts from the male, she flew off.
One Clouded Yellow also flew over at great speed. Speckled Woods showing on the bushes by the side of the walk back to where I had parked. Meadow Browns and Small Heaths also present in good numbers. (Nigel Symington)