Butterflies in Anglesey

Butterflies on the Island of Anglesey – Ynys Mon.

Probably my favourite subject for photography, butterflies are so beautiful, with their variation in size and in colour. Butterflies are ever present on Anglesey during the relevant seasons when there is a little sunshine around, and because much of Anglesey is agricultural and/or green belt then there are many opportunities to observe them.

You will probably have seen many of them before, even though you may not be able to put a name to some of them.

The Speckled Wood Butterfly

The Speckled Wood butterfly is quite a common British butterfly, and it is possible to get some lovely photographs of them, not least because they often seem unafraid of a photographer getting too close to them. Click on the images to see them in high resolution.

The Red Admiral Butterfly

The Red Admiral butterfly is another of the most beautiful of British butterflies. The Red Admiral is abundant on Anglesey. I hope you enjoy the photographs below. Click on them to see a high-resolution image.

The Peacock Butterfly

The Peacock butterfly has to be one of the most beautiful of British butterflies. The markings on its wings were similar to those on a peacock’s feathers are the reason the name. I hope you enjoy the photographs below. Click on them to see a high-resolution image.

The Painted Lady Butterfly

The Painted Lady butterfly is a predominantly brown cum orange butterfly with beautiful markings on its wings. I hope you enjoy the photographs below. Click on them to see a high-resolution image.

The Comma Butterfly

The Comma butterfly is so-called because of the shape of its wings. Beautifully strong colours make the Comma a beautiful butterfly. I hope you enjoy the photographs below. Click on them to see a high-resolution image.