Went looking for some more wildlife in Ballycotton a couple of weeks ago, since I don’t drive and am limited by bus schedules I decided to focus on the cliff walk instead of the reed bed areas, I don’t yet have the equipment to properly photograph distant waders anyway. Very few birds around but plenty of butterflies!
A dying caterpillar, seemingly attacked and cut open by another insect, probably a solitary wasp or something similar.
|Wall brown butterfly|
|A 6 spot burnet moth, actually quite hard to photograph|
|Common blue butterfly|
|Also a common blue butterfly|
|A large white butterfly|
|Meadow brown butterfly|
|Small copper butterfly|
|Speckled wood butterfly|
|A rose chaffer beetle, never seen one before, very pictueresque (can't spell today)|
|Small tortoiseshell butterfly|