Butterfly Watch 2013

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon May 13, 2013 6:02 pm

I DID see it today but it was on Survibor which was filmed in the Caramoan Islands.

Just testing.

;)

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by tropicalwon » Mon May 13, 2013 6:16 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:I DID see it today but it was on Survibor which was filmed in the Caramoan Islands.

Just testing.

;)
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun May 19, 2013 9:32 pm

It was day for the whites; GVWs, Small Whites and Orange tips.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue May 21, 2013 8:42 pm

I've seen small white, red admiral and small tortoiseshell over the last month, very poor show really. I was made up today when I saw a large bumblebee on one of my alliums :lol:

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Dave Brown » Sun May 26, 2013 11:55 pm

Several deep blue seen today in the garden, but never land with wings open :roll: . The top of the wings are darker blue, but the pic below is of the underside,
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by kata » Mon May 27, 2013 7:48 am

Two cabbage whites seen this week

Be looking where to drop some larva no doubt. icon_aaargh

Rod

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Rod » Mon May 27, 2013 9:01 am

You have many species of Butterfly in the UK, Way more than New Zealand.
Here is a photo of a New Zealand Red Admiral Butterfly ( different to the UK one ) that i shot back in 2008.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by cordyman » Mon May 27, 2013 9:24 am

Seen the first butterfly of the year yesterday a white winged cabbage butterfly, I think theyre called.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Mon May 27, 2013 5:16 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Several deep blue seen today in the garden, but never land with wings open :roll: . The top of the wings are darker blue, but the pic below is of the underside,
Thats the holly blue Dave.

Its quite common at this time of the year.

There will be a second brood in August.

Latin name { Celastrina argiolus].

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Mon May 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Rod wrote:You have many species of Butterfly in the UK, Way more than New Zealand.
Here is a photo of a New Zealand Red Admiral Butterfly ( different to the UK one ) that i shot back in 2008.

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That one goes under a different latin name to the English "red admiral".

I think the one on your picture is Vanessa Gonorilla.

The English red admiral is Vanessa Atalanta.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Clive60 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:09 pm

Lots of Wall Browns on my walk yesterday.
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Not sure if this is part of a courtship ritual, I've never seen two Butterflies head on like this.
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:28 pm

Thats a mating pair?

The female is the bottom butterfly and the tatty looking male is the top butterfly.

The latin name of this species is Lasiommata megera.

2 other kinds are found on the Continent and they are,
The large wall brown [Lasiommata maera.
And the northern wall brown[Lasiommata petropolitana.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Only seen 3 butterfly's all togrther this year.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:54 pm

Walls are pretty rare round here now. Not seen one in three years. :(

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:49 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Walls are pretty rare round here now. Not seen one in three years. :(
Look closely at your house, you'll probably find four on it, one each side :lol:


PL pic from a couple of days ago.
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