I cheated today, because I took this picture last year (as you may have guessed from the barley/oats that it’s resting on).
Personally, I love this picture, because there’s a glint in this little guy’s eye that seems to exude character.
As it happened, I had him labelled as a moth for all this time – probably because of the hairy look about him. However, after trawling the web for a good half hour, I finally figured out that he is actually a Large Skipper Butterfly. He’s supposed to live a bit further south than this, which would probably explain why I’d never seen one before – but I think he’s gorgeous, and I’ll be looking around for a few more members of his clan as the weather warms up.
© Alice through the Macro Lens