Butterfly Conservation
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

2009 Photography Competition

The Annual Photographic Competition was held during the Members Day on Saturday 24th November 2009.  Photographs were submitted in the following categories:.

  • UK Butterflies
  • UK Moths
  • Immature Stages
  • Overseas
  • Behaviour

Members attending the meeting voted for their favourite entry in each of the categories as well as for the overall winner. 

OVERALL WINNER and winner of BEHAVIOUR Category - Maurice Pugh

Hummingbird Hawkmoth
Photo © Maurice Pugh

OVERALL Runner-up and winner of UK BUTTERFLIES

Tony Wooton

Small Heath
Photo © Tony Wootton

Other Category Winners

UK Moths
Maurice Pugh
Tony Wootton
  Poplar Hawkmoth
Photo ©
Tony Wootton


OVERSEAS Joint Winner
Ken Bailey

Nickerl's Fritillary
Photo © Ken Bailey
  Spotted Fritillary
Photo © Ken Bailey


Full Results

Category Position Competitor Subject
UK Butterflies 1 Tony Wootton Small Heath
  2 Ian Pratt Orange-tip
  =3 Lisa Baker-Richardson Silver-studded Blue
  =3 Ian Pratt Green Hairstreak
UK Moths 1 Maurice Pugh Merveille-du-Jour
  2 Tony Rackham Buff-tip
  =3 Robin Turner Merveille-du-Jour
  =3 Lisa Baker-Richardson Light Emerald
  =3 Sue Clark Mother of Pearl
  =3 John Vetterlein Mother Shipton
Behaviour 1 Maurice Pugh Hummingbird Hawkmoth
  2 Paul Brock Marsh Fritillary mating pair
  =3 Gary Richardson Adonis Blue on snail
  =3 Steve Goodwin Nine Spotted moth
Immature Stages 1 Tony Wootton Poplar Hawkmoth larva
  2 Pete Eeles Spurge Hawkmoth larva
  3 Barry Clark Lackey Moth larva
Overseas =1 Ken Bailey Spotted Fritillary
  =1 Ken Bailey Nickerl's Fritillary
  3 Pete Eeles Purple-shot Copper
Overall 1 Maurice Pugh Hummingbird Hawkmoth
  2 Tony Wootton Small Heath
  =3 Pete Eeles Spurge Hawkmoth larva
  =3 Barry Clark Lackey Moth larva

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