Butterfly Watch 2013

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by flounder » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:34 pm

Not 100% sure, but think I saw a brown argus today. I've had to search online for an ID as it's the first I think I've ever seen. it wasn't a fleeting glance, it was a good 2 minute study

billdango

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:38 pm

So far in Southampton this week I have seen lots of peacock butterflies and red admirals.

Here is a list of others noted up to today.......

Speceled woods.
Gatekeepers.
Large whites.
Small whites.
Green veined whites.
Meadow browns.
Small tortishell [1]
Commas [lots].
Marbled whites.
Ringlets [3].
Painted lady [1]
Large skippers.
Small skippers.
Essex skippers [2]

billdango :D

fern Rob

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:21 pm

Just seen one small white butterfly today.

flounder

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by flounder » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:26 pm

Went fishing today and was blessed with a purple emperor icon_cheers Quite a sight when the light hit it
Not many fish though :lol:

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:31 pm

Walked the dog and went past a naturalized buddleia in a hedgerow, saw large and small whites and 2 different types of brown ones that didn't stay still long enough lol. Also saw some mottled grasshoppers and this lovely peacock.
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:38 pm

flounder wrote:Went fishing today and was blessed with a purple emperor icon_cheers Quite a sight when the light hit it
Not many fish though :lol:
This is one that I need to see! One day I will. Was it drinking from a puddle?

flounder

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by flounder » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:41 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
flounder wrote:Went fishing today and was blessed with a purple emperor icon_cheers Quite a sight when the light hit it
Not many fish though :lol:
This is one that I need to see! One day I will. Was it drinking from a puddle?
I think it was up to no good on an overhanging willow. The only puddle around at the time was the one I was fishing in!

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:58 pm

Got this one yesterday icon_thumright
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:50 am

Conifers wrote:Got this one yesterday icon_thumright


Nice one icon_thumleft Dark Green Fritillary?

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:52 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Conifers wrote:Got this one yesterday icon_thumright
Nice one icon_thumleft Dark Green Fritillary?
Yep (as hinted in the filename icon_thumright ). Druridge Pools, Northumbs.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Not many people have mentioned Red Admirals yet. Anyone seen more than one at a time this year?

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:55 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Not many people have mentioned Red Admirals yet. Anyone seen more than one at a time this year?
Several Red Admirals seen here, but only one at a time. Seem more Commas and Blues than anything else, although did see 4 in the garden at the same time over the weekend. A Comma, 2 Whites and a Brown.

Weekend before there was a bright scarlet winged Butterfly or Moth, about 4 cm across, but did not slow down enough to see properly.
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:34 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Weekend before there was a bright scarlet winged Butterfly or Moth, about 4 cm across, but did not slow down enough to see properly.
Probably a Burnet, maybe a Cinnabar.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fieldfest » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:46 pm

I have noticed a marked increase in butterflies in the garden since i Packed it with flowers this year, no idea what they're called and they always fly off before the camera comes out

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Clive60 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:32 pm

Seen nothing here in the Norwich area, it's rained all day both days so far. :(

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