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The Thyme of their lives

By livinglevels  
Large Blue butterflies (Maculinea arion) mating on Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus). I took this image today between the clouds on Collard Hill. Plenty of fresh blues were on the wing and a very busy day!

Tags: Butterfly Lepidoptera Somerset Close-up and macro Mating Maculinea arion Wildlife and nature Collard Hill Wild Thyme Thymus polytrichus Large Blue butterfly

Voters: Philip_H, stuart1963, SUE118 and 12 more

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SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 5:21PM
Lovely shot and title.

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17 Jun 2012 5:39PM
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 Jun 2012 5:51PM
I gather the whole world and it's brother were down there today Wink Were going down in the week sometime hopefully all being well.....

Lovely image of these rare little beauties.....

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 6:37PM
A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan
17 Jun 2012 6:58PM
Beautiful capture.

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 8:33PM
So pleased you nailed this pair of beauties

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 6:26PM
I gather you had the thyme of your life on your visit back in June, the Big O did not, he found huge crowds of togs there on the day of his visit and very few butterflies!

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