Butterfly Watch 2013

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:38 pm

Seen a few of them around here.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fieldfest » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:59 pm

nice pic I took today, thought id share
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Rabbie » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Seen a peacock for the first time today.
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fern Rob

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:53 am

Not seen many butterfly's in the last few days.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:22 am

Had 12 peacocks at one time the other day. Not so many around today though.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

Clive60

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Clive60 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:17 pm

Lots of whites, a couple of Small Tortoiseshells one Admiral and one Brimstone.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by derrick » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:30 pm

Lots of peacocks down in shaftsbury lots in the buildings been helping them free they love budleas

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:35 pm

There at least a dozen butterflies in view in the garden at any one time, mainly whites and
peacocks and commas.

Clive60

Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Clive60 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:24 pm

On the chalk cliffs at Durlston Country Park (Swanage) there were a lot of Butterflies about including Adonis Blue
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Marbled Whites.
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There were many Clouded Yellows around but they never landed so I don't know what their food source is, like Graylings they always close up on landing so it's difficult to get a pic and I didn't.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:41 am

Seen a Brimstone butterfly . :D

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:17 pm

I love the Dorset coastline and all the Blues that can be seen there. Adonis being the brightest.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:43 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:I love the Dorset coastline
What!! When it isn't Yorkshire?! :ahhh!:

:lol:

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:26 am

Conifers wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:I love the Dorset coastline
What!! When it isn't Yorkshire?! :ahhh!:

:lol:

Well there are limstones cliffs like at Bempton and Flamborough!

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Clive60 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:09 pm

I think this a Lulworth Skipper as it has an orange crescent on each forewing, may be wrong!
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Matcycas7 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:53 pm

I captured a picture of a giant moth which I never seen it before. This moth has got transparent holes on its wings where you can see sunrays through the holes. This incredible moth is about 7inchs wide. At first I thought it was a giant butterfly but when I got closer it doesn't respond to my movements whereas butterflies do feel shy and fly away but this thing stood still and when I observed its fat stomach then I concluded that it is a moth. I took a video of this moth. Moths usually look triangle in shape but there are some tiny moths about a inch that we see behind tubelights and this is exactly the same family where this giant moth hanging on my christmas tree belongs. Fairies would have survived if birds were extinct. Do you all know that the life of butterfly is about a week ?
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