Let's see if anyone can come up with five in one shot!
You missed the plant! Looks like Origanum vulgare, which is flowering in my garden and is also covered in insects.
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You also missed the 6 spot burnet moth(Zygeana filipendulae) which is approx at 7 o'clock from the small tortoiseshell. I must grow some Origanum vulgare in my garden.
I noticed there was a burnet flying around but didn't think I'd got it in the shot. There was also a common blue nearby and a micro moth - Pyrausta aurata I think.
As well as the fun involved in trying to take these photos it might even shed some light on what really is the best plant for attracting butterflies. Might even be able educate some away from Buddleia.
This photo is like one of them hidden object games my wife is obsessed with. An easy way to build up experience points!
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My Buddleia has loads of butterflies on it at the moment, mostly made up with painted ladies. I'll have to try planting Origanum vulgare and see if I get more.
We have a patch of this and as well as the butterflies and moths (Silver Ys love it) it attracts an amazing quantity and variety of hoverflies, bees and wasps, I have spent hours watching it buzzing with activity this summer. It also flowers for a long time and comes back year after year. What more could you want?
Origanum is also great on pizza!
sounds like oreganum wins on all counts - it's about time Buddleia's reputation as a butterfly bush was challenged. There are lots of alternatives that flower for a lot longer and are less invasive. Hemp agrimony is another one.
If you want a race for most species in a group per photo try, twice as many species as your butterflies!:
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