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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
9 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 5:21PM
Lovely shot and title.

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17 Jun 2012 5:39PM
Ade_Osman 15 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.....

NDODS 7 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 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 8:33PM
So pleased you nailed this pair of beauties

Glostopcat 12 255 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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