A breeze made photographing this lot a challenge but we couldn't resist the fabulous fresh livery of the zygaenidae. Yellow shell is such a stunner but this one was not cooperative and the minor is looking faded and dull so early in their season yet was very actively nectaring the buttercups as though it was intending to live forever! Interesting to see it in the daylight.
I did a bit of fly-trapping last night under some very old oaks up at Strata Florida: 6C cool,dank conditions so very few but 5 very fresh nut-tree tussocks were amongst the catch. Not really worth the walk in late yesterday and 4.30am recall this morning!