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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:10 pm

Have been posting intermittently about Cinnabar moth sightings (wrong subject thread :rolleyes:) so I'm sticking with it for continuity's sake - today on the 'grass' I noticed an unusual caterpillar. Googled it and discovered to my delight that it's a Cinnabar moth caterpillar :clap:.

Apparently these moths are becoming a little bit rare so I'm v. pleased by this spot :yes:.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 pm

Placido wrote:Have been posting intermittently about Cinnabar moth sightings (wrong subject thread :rolleyes:) so I'm sticking with it for continuity's sake - today on the 'grass' I noticed an unusual caterpillar. Googled it and discovered to my delight that it's a Cinnabar moth caterpillar :clap:.

Apparently these moths are becoming a little bit rare so I'm v. pleased by this spot :yes:.

The grounds of Placido Towers hold an attraction for the Cinnabars and their caterpillars. If you can stop the birds eating them numbers can only increase. :nod:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:36 am

It's time to count butterflies again !!
https://bigbutterflycount.org

Is 15 mins a large enough window ??
Aaaanyway, it must be a good year for butterflies (and daytime moffs).
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Placido wrote:It's time to count butterflies again !!
https://bigbutterflycount.org

Is 15 mins a large enough window ??
Aaaanyway, it must be a good year for butterflies (and daytime moffs).

I tend to agree Placi. 15 minutes is a very short period of time. The RSPB's bird count asks for an hour but I suppose with butterflies it is a big ask ask you may not see any. :shake:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:49 pm

A small, very pale-blue butterfly.
Have looked for it and reckon it can only be a Holly Blue but it seemed rather small and very pale. However, it seems that they like ivy at this time of year and there's plenty of that around here !!
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:26 pm

Placido wrote:A small, very pale-blue butterfly.
Have looked for it and reckon it can only be a Holly Blue but it seemed rather small and very pale. However, it seems that they like ivy at this time of year and there's plenty of that around here !!

Yep. A Holly Blue is most likely. I had three in the garden this afternoon.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:55 pm

Talking of little blue butterflies I had the other likely candidate turn up today. The keen eyed amongst you will be saying " Hang on Cap'n that's brown butterfly" and indeed it is but nevertheless it is a Common Blue and is the female of the species.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:58 pm

As well as the Common Blue there were Comma, Painted lady, Holly Blues and Large and Small Whites. Hot weather is Butterfly weather :butterfly: :hot:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby greenfinch2 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:01 pm

Every one is speaking about butterflies ,and I have seen very little the odd white one and its gone.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 pm

Not in the chateau garden but in a farmer's field by the road I saw a Brimstone Butterfly today. 5 months early or 7 months late I'm not sure which. :shrug: :butterfly:
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