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Butterfly sightings 2014



  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

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  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    I saw three butterflies that I've never seen before this weekend. Seems they are all coming out with the warmth. Pity I don't know the names, one was brown and speckly may have been a moth. One was large and bright yellow. This one when it opened it's wings was white with orange tops to its wings.

     Also one that looked black when flying but with red bits on landed on my fat belly whilst I was sunbathing.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,524

    Lovely pic Jack - but not an expert so can't tell you what it is.  Saw a red admiral here yesterday - never noticed one in this garden before so i was v excitedimage.  Lots of peacocks and tortoiseshells And yellow ones too.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,415

    Lots of peacocks and small tortoiseshells about this weekend - most I could count at one time (tricky when they're all over the shop) was 12 (mainly peacocks.)  Also a very large brimstone. image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Hi jack, that's an orange tip.

    The yellow ones are male Brimstones

    Brown and speckly could have been a Speckled wood, I haven't seen one of those or an orange tip this year.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Brimstone today.  I once saw an orangetip at Guildford station in late February!

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Spotted a Peacock and a Tortoiseshell over the past few days, another butterfly flew past me in the garden, but it didnt stop so I could see what it was image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Today I saw a Speckled Wood in my Garden then whilst having tea at the Garden Centre I saw a couple of Clouded Yellows.

    Both butterflies I have never seen before so this was wonderful image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Now seen brimstones, small torties, peacocks and a small blue one which I don't think was really a Small Blue!

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    Saw this guy (or gal) a few weeks back - love seeing them - been seeing so many round where I work - loving it! 


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