A bit of sun for the first time in a few days and a Holly Blue was quick to take advantage. A short bask on a Ceanothus bush provided a rare opportunity to catch this little butterfly with its wings open.
While browsing the garden for other insects I was surprised to come across this pristine, and by the look of it heavily gravid, female Lime Hawk-moth basking on next door's house wall.
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus
Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae Female
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