Very similar to the Lead Belle and can be difficult to distinguish from it. The July Belle usually flies later, although there is some overlap in flight periods.
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Small Heath Butterfly||Coenonympha pamphilus||
The Small Heath always rests and feeds with it's wings closed, thus making it difficult to ever... more
|Tortoise Beetle||Cassida rubiginosa||
The Tortoise Beetle is a relatively small beetle with a broad and flattened elytra. The pronotum... more
|Black Darter||Sympetrum danae||
This small heathland and moorland species is the only UK black dragonfly (males). The legs are... more
|Chinese Character||Cilix glaucata||
Lacks hooked wing-tips.
Bluebottles have a shiny blue body with reddish eyes and jowls.