Butterflies & Moths at Hetty Peglar’s Tump

If you are interested in butterflies, moths and other insects, I can recommend a visit to Hetty Pegler’s Tump (Uley Tumulus), the famous Neolithic chambered long barrow, north of Uley (OS Map Ref SO789000).  I took a friend to the barrow on Saturday and was amazed at the variety and number of butterlies, moths and insects around the (including horseflies – grrh!).  Here are some photos of a Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui – note: the image is not stretched, the bututterfly had its wings partially folded), a Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) and a Scarlet Tiger moth (Callimorpha dominula).  There was also one huge Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) that I was unable to photograph but which was quite the largest butterfly I’ve ever seen in the UK!

Common Blue Uley long barrow 26 July 2014 Painted Lady Uley long barrow 26 July 2014 Scarlet Tiger Uley long barrow 26 July 2014

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