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20/04/2013 at 21:36

I saw a gorgeous sulphur yellow Brimstone butterfly in the sunshine this morning 

http://www.uknature.co.uk/G.rhamni-info.html    

Shall we have a butterfly thread?  

 

20/04/2013 at 21:42

Good idea Dove, lots of brimstones today, a few small tortoiseshells and a couple of peacocks.

Might do a moth trap this week, can they share your butterfly thread please?

20/04/2013 at 21:46

Oh yes please!  We're big fans of moths too 

20/04/2013 at 21:55

Very high species count here Dove. Some real beauties amongst them

20/04/2013 at 22:40

Here's a picture of a moth I spotted the other day - was trying to fly but one back leg damaged so I managed to get a photo

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22391.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Beautiful moth though

21/04/2013 at 14:08

I'm afraid I don't know what we saw yesterday, but there were two or three different kinds - they move faster than either my eyes or my brain these days!!

21/04/2013 at 14:12

General colours Bookertoo?  Yellow or orange at this time of year = brimstones or tortoiseshells

21/04/2013 at 14:19

I saw my first butterfly yesterday, but not for long

21/04/2013 at 19:06

i saw a peacocl and red admiral today in the garden.. lovely to see.

21/04/2013 at 19:12

Gardengirl, I think your moth is one of these

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2126

They are about now

21/04/2013 at 19:31
Saw Peacock butterfly on allotment yesterday - thought it was a bit early?
23/04/2013 at 22:38

we were out by a river today and saw several peacocks, amazing

when u concider the cold we have had!

 

23/04/2013 at 23:21

Several peacocks around here today with the odd red admiral and brimstone.  I think it's the ivy flowers which attracts them (infested with the stuff!)  I keep a patch of stinging nettles behind the shed for them, too.

23/04/2013 at 23:33

I think this poor fellow must have only just survived the winter!  Looks like a Peacock judjing by what is left of his once magnificent wings.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22512.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 He was quite active though and still flying short distances!

24/04/2013 at 05:35

A lovely peacock while on a teatime walk with my dog the rest of the time saw nothing but seeds and soil in a valiant attempt of cathching up with sowing.

24/04/2013 at 19:01

Small Tortoiseshell, I think, Bob. You can see a bit of the blue border on its hindwing and the black and cream shapes on the leading edge of the forewing seem more typical. As you say, not a great example.

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