On an overcast breezy day with showers and rumblings of thunder, it was the Pyramidal Orchids that had taken over from Spotted Orchids on the southern bank of the A27 Shoreham By-pass (Buckingham to Slonk Hill South) and the only butterflies in flight were a couple of Meadow Browns. The Spotted Orchids seem to change from mauve to a paler lilac-white as they aged.
was one Burnet (or Cinnabar) Moth
in flight and one Burnet Moth caterpillar seen crawling up the stalk
of a tall (24 cm) Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil
It was not clear which species was in flight or which species caterpillar.
Burnet Moths (notes)