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Photo Competition 2020

We can announce the winners in each category so congratulations to them and thank you to all those who voted:

UK Butterflies: Miles Attenborough - 27. Swallowtail Swallowtail -  Miles Attenborough
UK Moths: Ian Small - 81. Nemophora metallica Nemophora metallica - Ian Small
Butterflies and Moths outside the UK: Tim Alps - 17. Chalk Burnet Chalk Burnet - Tim Alps
Butterfly/moth behaviour: Dee Cullen - 44. Lime Hawk-moths mating Lime Hawk-moth pair - Dee Cullen
Non-adult stages: Ian Small - 78. Mullein Moth caterpillar Mullein moth caterpillar - Ian Small

Photographs must be of wild insects, not captive bred stock.

Entries should not have been digitally enhanced, apart from cropping/re-sizing

All pictures must have been taken in the period March 23 2019 to March 26 2020. Closing date Thursday 26 March 2020.

The entrant must be a member of Butterfly Conservation and photographs must be their own work.

Entries must be clearly labeled with the entry category.

Entries will only be returned if an SAE is supplied.

Copyright remains with the photographer, however by entering, entrants acknowledge that the Branch will be allowed to use any photograph (with accreditation) in branch publications and web pages.

Photos to be submitted in the following categories:

Prizes to be won for each category: NHBS gift vouchers

Please send in your votes by emailing Andrew Wood by Thursday 2 April. You can use a voting form (spreadsheet) and attach to your email

Download spreadsheet for list of entries and voting form

(Click on image to expand and again on the 'X' on bottom right hand corner)



UK Butterflies

Brimstone -  Annie Sutcliffe Small White -  Annie Sutcliffe Peacock - Annie Sutcliffe
1. Brimstone
© Annie Sutcliffe
2. Newly emerged Small White
© Annie Sutcliffe
3. Peacock
© Annie Sutcliffe
Peacock - Annie Sutcliffe Adonis Blue - Roger Seymour White Admiral -  Roger Seymour
4. Peacock
© Annie Sutcliffe
9. Adonis Blue
© Roger Seymour
10. White Admiral
© Roger Seymour
White-letter Hairstreak Roger Seymour Black Hairstreak -  Tim Alps Dark Green Fritillary -  Tim Alps
11. White-letter Hairstreak
© Roger Seymour
21. Black Hairstreak
© Tim Alps
22. Dark Green Fritillary
© Tim Alps
Grizzled Skipper - Tim Alps Heath Fritillary -  Miles Attenborough Swallowtail -  Miles Attenborough
23. Grizzled Skipper
© Tim Alps
26. Heath Fritillary
© Miles Attenborough
27. Swallowtail
© Miles Attenborough
Holly Blue - Miles Attenborough Gatekeeper -  Miles Attenborough Orange-tip -  Miles Attenborough
28. Holly Blue
© Miles Attenborough
29. Gatekeeper
© Miles Attenborough
30. Orange-tip
© Miles Attenborough
High Brown Fritillary - Miles Attenborough Peacock - Peter Clarke Dingy Skipper -  Dee Cullen
31. High Brown Fritillary
© Miles Attenborough
34. Peacock
© Peter Clarke
40. Dingy Skipper
© Dee Cullen
Common Blue -  Dee Cullen Green Hairstreak -  Dee Cullen Peacock -  Dee Cullen
41. Common Blue (female)
© Dee Cullen
42. Green Hairstreak
© Dee Cullen
45. Peacock
© Dee Cullen
Small Tortoiseshell - Dee Cullen Scotch Argus - Keith Winch Scotch Argus - Keith Winch
47. Small Tortoiseshell
© Dee Cullen
50. Scotch Argus
© Keith Winch
51. Scotch Argus
© Keith Winch
Purple Hairstreak - Keith Winch Heath Fritillary - Keith Winch Swallowtail - Keith Winch
52. Purple Hairstreak
© Keith Winch
53. Heath Fritillary
© Keith Winch
54. Swallowtail
© Keith Winch
Cryptic Wood White - Keith Winch Small Blue - Keith Winch Green-veined White - Keith Winch
55. Cryptic Wood White
© Keith Winch
56. Small Blue
© Keith Winch
57. Green-veined White
© Keith Winch
Green-veined White - Trevor Chapman Small Blue - Trevor Chapman Small Skipper - Trevor Chapman
60. Green-veined White
© Trevor Chapman
61. Small Blue
© Trevor Chapman
62. Small Skipper
© Trevor Chapman
Adonis Blue - Malcolm Hull Grayling - Malcolm Hull Green Hairstreak - Malcolm Hull
69. Adonis Blue with deformed wings
© Malcolm Hull
70. Grayling
© Malcolm Hull
71. Green Hairstreak
© Malcolm Hull
Grizzled Skipper - Malcolm Hull Purple Hairstreak - Malcolm Hull Small Tortoiseshell - Malcolm Hull
72. Grizzled Skipper
© Malcolm Hull
73. Purple Hairstreak
© Malcolm Hull
74. Small Tortoiseshell
© Malcolm Hull
Green Hairstreak - Ian Small Brown Argus - Dave Miller Common Blue - Dave Miller
80. Green Hairstreak
© Ian Small
85. Brown Argus
© Dave Miller
86. Common Blue female
© Dave Miller
Silver-spotted Skipper - Dave Miller Heath Fritillary - Dave Miller Marsh Fritillary - Dave Miller
87. Silver-spotted Skipper
© Dave Miller
88. Heath Fritillary
© Dave Miller
89. Marsh Fritillary
© Dave Miller
Duke of Burgundy - Dave Miller Dark Green Fritillary - Dave Miller  
90. Duke of Burgundy female
© Dave Miller
91. Dark Green Fritillary male
© Dave Miller
 

UK Moths

Brimstone moth - Annie Sutcliffe Mother Shipton - Roger Seymour Nemophora degeerella - Roger Seymour
5. Brimstone moth
© Annie Sutcliffe
12. Mother Shipton
© Roger Seymour
13. Nemophora degeerella
© Roger Seymour
Small Emerald - Roger Seymour Yellow Shell - Roger Seymour Small Elephant Hawk-moth - Tim Alps
14. Small Emerald
© Roger Seymour
15. Yellow Shell
© Roger Seymour
24. Small Elephant Hawk-moth
© Tim Alps
Burnet Companion - Peter Clarke Chimney Sweeper - Peter Clarke Jersey Tiger - Dee Cullen
32. Burnet Companion
© Peter Clarke
33. Chimney Sweeper
© Peter Clarke
43. Jersey Tiger
© Dee Cullen
Oncocera semirubella - Malcolm Hull Nemophora metallica - Ian Small  
76. Oncocera semirubella
© Malcolm Hull
81. Nemophora metallica
© Ian Small
 

Butterflies and Moths outside the UK

Autumn Ringlet - Tim Alps Chalk Burnet - Tim Alps Common Swallowtail - Tim Alps
16. Autumn Ringlet, France
© Tim Alps
17. Chalk Burnet, France
© Tim Alps
18. Common Swallowtail, Spain
© Tim Alps
Lang's Short-tailed Blue - Tim Alps Two-tailed Pasha - Tim Alps Chalkhill Blue - Dee Cullen
19. Lang's Short-tailed Blue, France
© Tim Alps
20. Two-tailed Pasha, Spain
© Tim Alps
38. Chalkhill Blue, Switzerland
© Dee Cullen
Niobe Fritillary - Dee Cullen Unknown - Trevor Chapman Arawacus sp. - Trevor Chapman
39. Niobe Fritillary, Swiss Alps
© Dee Cullen
58. Unknown, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
64. Arawacus sp., Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
Banded Peacock - Trevor Chapman Malachite - Trevor Chapman Postman - Trevor Chapman
65. Banded Peacock, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
66. Malachite, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
67. Postman, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
White Dragontail - Ian Small    
79. White Dragontail, Thailand
© Ian Small
   

Butterfly/moth behaviour

Heath Fritillary pair - Roger Seymour Dark Green Fritillary pair - Miles Attenborough Small Skipper egg-laying - Peter Clarke
6. Heath Fritillary pair
© Roger Seymour
25. Dark Green Fritillary mating
© Miles Attenborough
37. Small Skipper egg-laying
© Peter Clarke
Lime Hawk-moth pair - Dee Cullen Ringlet pair - Dee Cullen Marbled White pair - Keith Winch
44. Lime Hawk-moth pair
© Dee Cullen
46. Ringlet pair
© Dee Cullen
48. Marbled White pair
© Keith Winch
Marbled White pair - Keith Winch Swallowtail hatching - Trevor Chapman Puddling Pierids - Ian Small
49. Marbled White pair
© Keith Winch
63. Swallowtail hatching, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
77. Puddling Pierids
© Ian Small
Small Blues taking minerals - Dave Miller Holly Blues taking minerals - Dave Miller Small Tortoiseshell egg-laying - Dave Miller
82. Small Blues taking minerals
© Dave Miller
83. Holly Blues taking minerals
© Dave Miller
84. Small Tortoiseshell laying eggs
© Dave Miller

Non-adult stages

Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar - Roger Seymour Oak Processionary moth caterpillars - Roger Seymour Comma larva on hop - Peter Clarke
7. Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar
© Roger Seymour
8. Oak Processionary moth caterpillars
© Roger Seymour
35. Comma larva on hop
© Peter Clarke
Purple Hairstreak larva - Peter Clarke Butterfly pupa - Trevor Chapman Small White pupa - Lucy Claxton
36. Purple Hairstreak larva
© Peter Clarke
59. Butterfly pupa, Costa Rica
© Trevor Chapman
68. Small White pupa
© Lucy Claxton
Small Tortoiseshell larvae - Malcolm Hull Mullein moth caterpillar - Ian Small  
75. Small Tortoiseshell larvae
© Malcolm Hull
78. Mullein moth caterpillar
© Ian Small
 

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