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FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/110 F12, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash. 22/05/2005.

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/850 F56, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash. 22/05/2005.

Grizzled Skipper Butterfly (Pyrgus Malvae)

This butterfly was filmed in the same location as the Pearl Bordered  Fritillary Butterflies a woodland clearing at Farley Mount even though I recognized it. I was surprised how small it was very tiny if it had a feathery antenna it would look like a moth.
When I finished taking pictures it sat on my finger for ages this was the first and last time I have ever seen this butterfly in the wild.
There is usually one generation a year, caterpillars feed on bird's-foot trefoil and other plants.

Location: Farley Mount, Hampshire, UK.

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/362 F75, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. 04/05/2004.