The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
Comparing this beauty with the examples in Sterry's Complete Irish Wildlife, I'd say it's a Speckled Wood. Book says it "favours clearings and [is] fond of sunbathing". Sounds like most people I know!
I think you are right on the ID Stan. And in our garden it was sunbathing!
This looks so pretty on the blue background. I really like pale blue and brown together.
It makes a nice contrast doesn't it
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