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24/08/2010


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HOLLY BLUE BUTTERFLY

My garden has a good population of Holly Blue butterflies.

Fact is, this species will feed on holly and ivy, and on plants such as euonymus, snowberry and bramble, of which I have a plentiful supply of.

These asters will quite happily set seed around the garden too.

A good food source for bees.

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8 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

Such a pretty butterfly. Your garden must be like heaven to them Louise!

Jeanne
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Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely subtle colours in that butterfly! How nice to have several of them flying around!

Flighty said...

Wonderful photo! I very occasionally see Holly Blues, but not as yet on the plot. xx

colleen said...

I would have thought it was a moth. I wonder what the difference between them is.

Esther Montgomery said...

Cheerful post with a lovely picture.

Esther

Simone said...

Such a pretty butterfly. I have holly and Ivy but have yet to see a blue butterfly around them. x

BumbleVee said...

how pretty.... we don't see many butterflies anymore it seems..... and, I've planted lots of the favourites....

Glo said...

What a lovely combination of flutterby and flower in your photo. It's gives off a gently peaceful feeling to me :)