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  • pottiepampottiepam Posts: 203
    This butterfly was in the conservatory this morning. I googled it and thought it was a very endangered high brown fritillary but it is a dark green fritillary. theylook the same but have different markings underneath.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 26,093
    Thats gorgeous pottie. Are you doing the Butterfly Watch?
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • pottiepampottiepam Posts: 203
    I might do the butterfly watch Ladybird and there do seem to be a lot more than usual at the moment perhaps because of the weather. We are supposed to be getting an invasion of Painted Ladies but I've only seen one so far. 
  • The Painted Ladies have arrived here. There have been lots of them on my Buddleia yesterday and today, sharing it with the Peacocks.
  • pottiepampottiepam Posts: 203
    Plenty of Peacocks and Red Admirals but just one Painted Lady.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 26,093

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 26,093

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 26,093
    I posted these on another thread Pottie but they are worth another look!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,010
    They [painted ladies] arrived in force here a couple of days ago, although  they've been in the farm lanes for a few weeks. I used to get them every year in a previous garden nearby, but it's the first year I've had them in this one.
    Clouds of them in the garden this  morning when I came back from a walk - there was easily 25 or 30. When I came in the back gate, it was a bit like one of those hothouses when they're all flying around you. Gorgeous  :)





    Love that fritillary @Pottie Pam.  I think someone has started a butterfly thread - like the bee one. There's also a couple of insect/wildlife threads, so it would be nice to put your frit on one of those too  :)
    No red admirals yet, too early, and only torties and the odd peacock. Still a bit early to see peacocks in force here.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



  • A Peacock on Allium angulosum, which is popular with butterflies and bees, the only Allium which has done well in my clay soil.



    This Painted Lady is on a Buddleia which I grew from seed about 36 years ago.
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