Lots of these newly emerged in a Northowram field probably well known to Andy C. Also the first Red Admirals I've seen this year, Painted Ladies, the odd Common Blue ( I think, went by rather quickly and didn't have time to pursue) Large Skippers and a battered looking Small Tortoiseshell. Thanks to Trish for camera work (my photos were pretty rubbish, obviously the camera's fault!) -she says hi by the way Andy.
Was interested to read the comments on recording local species by Paul below and agree wholeheartedly with what he has to say. As Andy comments some sort publication giving information about local species and habitats would be good. What would also be nice is an update of Collinsons 1969 work Butterflies and Moths of Halifax and District with all the new, or supposedly new, species added while retaining much of his interesting commentary (which itself draws on records going back to 1863) to give a historical perspective - well, yeah, a lot of work but if it were shared out amongst a few people it might be do-able. I'm certainly willing to volunteer help with the donkey work of typing things up etc. Food for thought anyway.