Small Tortoiseshell ( nymphalis urticae)
Wingspan 4.2-4.5cm Flight period March - October, Laval food plant Nettle. Widespead Common.
Gatekeeper ( maniola tithonius )
Wingspan 4.0 cm Flight period July - August Laval food plant- meadow grasses. Widesread and Common.
Peacock ( nymphalis io )
Wingspan 6cm, Flight period July - September ,Laval food plant Nettle. Widesread and Common.
Red Admiral ( vanessa atalanta )
Wingspan 6cm, Flight period May - October, Larval food plant Nettle, Common arrives from Europe in early spring to breed.
Small Skipper ( thymelicus sylvestris )
Wingspan 2.5 cm. Flight period May - September. Larval food plant, various species of grasses. Common but absent from Cumbria, Scotland and Ireland.
Humingbird Hawk Moth.
This moth flew into our conservatory,very difficult to photograph in flight Mimics a Humingbird. See image below for flight picture.
This image courtessy of the internet.