|Holly Blue in mid-November - what's going on?|
The butterfly season should be well and truly over by now, so I was amazed to see a pale blue shape skip past the window this morning and land in the garden. Fortunately I had the camera to hand and was able to document my latest-ever Holly Blue, a species whose flight period is usually over by the end of September. Quite how unusual a local mid-November record is I'm not sure - there is no clue to latest dates in Plant's The Butterflies of the London Area (1987). So if anyone out there has more information, please leave a comment - I'd love to know.