On one of the entrances into Pamber Forest it was a relief from the heat as the forest canopy protected one from the heat of the sun.
The walk was not without its dangers and no, the larva opposite doesn't fly,yet,but many can be found hanging by the finest of silk threads from above so remember to keep your mouth closed in the forest this time of year.
There were few leps to be seen today as they vanished into the forest background to get away from the heat. The male Brimstone however is always on the search for females and more often than not they are too late as the female shows she has already copulated by opening her wings and raising her abdomen to the sky.
Proof of the pudding is to be found throughout the forest on the Alder Buckthorn bushes.
Not all males were unlucky as can be seen in the pair of mating Speckled Yellow below