St. Catherine's Hill Wildlife, Winchester, Hampshire
Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata) on St. Catherine's Hill.
This friendly little chap settled on Amanda's hand whilst we were sitting by the long steps down as depicted in 'Other views on the hill'.
We haven't managed to identify its species but it is one of the 'Blues'. For those not 'in the know' the top surface of the wings is a very pretty blue colour - hence the name. There were a lot of them about.
Larva of the Cinnabar Moth (Callimorpha jacobaeae) on St. Catherine's Hill.
This one is munching its way through a ragwort plant as they are wont to do - they can strip them bare!
The resultant moth is diurnal (it flies during the day) and is rather attractive having metallic green wings with red (Cinnabar) bars and spots.