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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th November 2019, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By stevejelf
Any chance its a wet Black Winged Kite Elanus...

Any chance its a wet Black Winged Kite Elanus caeruleus , the face looks right

They are becoming common in SW France
I have been watching one for the past 6 weeks from the kitchen table
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:21
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By stevejelf
I watched for a while but did not like the...

I watched for a while but did not like the research methods
I identify Butterflies with a camera To use a net for me is a no no
The use of super glue and rubbing of scales was to much never...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 16th July 2019, 23:36
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By stevejelf
Thanks just started to download Over 13 well...

Thanks just started to download
Over 13 well worn Painted Ladies here in the Pyrenees
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 19th February 2018, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By stevejelf
South west France Red Admiral Brimstone Peacock...

South west France
Red Admiral Brimstone Peacock Speckled Wood
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 8th September 2017, 23:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By stevejelf
Hi Perhaps I went over the top on migratory but...

Hi

Perhaps I went over the top on migratory but they must have been or very old to be where they are, some sites indicate East Spain I am not far from their sites, when the space station goes...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 6th September 2017, 22:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By stevejelf
Thank you Andy I agree its not H. dahlii I had...

Thank you Andy
I agree its not H. dahlii I had thought the thorax markings would identify the moth as this photo I now realise the extra black spots are missing as herein the first photo shown as...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 6th September 2017, 14:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By stevejelf
Is this Hyles dahlii or Hyles gallii

Hi

I saw this Hawkmoth flying in my garden Aude S. France from its thorax markings I think its H. dahlii Confirmation greatly appreciated
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 17th April 2017, 21:39
Replies: 42
Views: 18,326
Posted By stevejelf
A few so far

A few so far
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 25th January 2017, 21:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,963
Posted By stevejelf
Hi I do not know the Loire but your timing seems...

Hi
I do not know the Loire but your timing seems right
The Lesser Purple Emperor is not uncommon in France try warm valleys although I have found them in orchards, on dog droppings, the back of my...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 25th January 2017, 21:14
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By stevejelf
Hi They are full time residents in South...

Hi

They are full time residents in South Portugal I have seen them flying for the past 10 years winters this one one the 31 December 2016
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 3rd November 2016, 22:36
Replies: 40
Views: 8,680
Posted By stevejelf
Down in the Aude Peacock Speckled wood Red...

Down in the Aude

Peacock
Speckled wood
Red Admiral
Clouded Yellow
Small White

a few days back Two-tailed Pasha Charaxes jasius
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 3rd November 2016, 22:26
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By stevejelf
Hi Not that I have seen either Gegenus,...

Hi

Not that I have seen either Gegenus, nostrodamus or pumilio males
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 11th October 2016, 22:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,025
Posted By stevejelf
Hi That must be a fabulous sight, for me, in the...

Hi

That must be a fabulous sight, for me, in the old world its just a few dozen seen in Portugal a marvelous Butterfly

Steve
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 10th October 2016, 21:55
Replies: 2
Views: 2,003
Posted By stevejelf
Hi I have been mad enough to go out in the rain...

Hi
I have been mad enough to go out in the rain but my observations are Butterflies seek shelter in the same situation I often finding them on the underside of leaves I do not think any Butterfly...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 20th August 2016, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By stevejelf
Hi the one on the on the left is Gonepteryx...

Hi the one on the on the left is Gonepteryx rhamni Pays Basque and on the right is a Gonepteryx cleopatra Aude I have difficulty with the so called compare the "tails " For me it's the bright fore...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 6th August 2016, 22:28
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By stevejelf
Hi The 3 picture not a Great banded grayling...

Hi

The 3 picture not a Great banded grayling suggest it's a moth the antenna are wrong
One seen here in the garden

Steve
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 19th May 2016, 22:42
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By stevejelf
A couple of new ones this week

A couple of new ones this week
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 17th May 2016, 22:22
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By stevejelf
Aude Orchids

Found on one 500metre escarpment same day
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 17th May 2016, 21:59
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By stevejelf
HI In my opinion its a Green-underside Blue male...

HI

In my opinion its a Green-underside Blue male The dots on the front underwing look to big for a Mazarine Blue

-Plenty of Green -underside Blues on the wing here in the Pyrenees
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 14th May 2016, 23:01
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By stevejelf
Hi The last two look the same as I found at...

Hi

The last two look the same as I found at 1750 metres in the Pyrenees last week Gentiana clusii


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentiana_acaulis
The two species differ in the presence (G....
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 17th April 2016, 22:15
Replies: 72
Views: 13,144
Posted By stevejelf
Hi Great post, I am in the south of France on the...

Hi
Great post, I am in the south of France on the Spanish border, for the last 6 years stuck on 98 species it will be great to hit 100

Steve
Forum: Macro Photography Wednesday 10th February 2016, 22:01
Replies: 4
Views: 7,433
Posted By stevejelf
Hi davholla Thanks for a reply, the first in...

Hi davholla

Thanks for a reply, the first in nearly 300 views, it is my intention to buy a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lense but at the high cost do you think its worth it, more importantly...
Forum: Macro Photography Friday 22nd January 2016, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 7,433
Posted By stevejelf
A new camera for Macro pictures whats good

Hi
To date I have only used Olympus cameras years back a slr and more recently digital bridge cameras, it time to update
I wish to photograph butterflies and insects for example I wish to...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 18th November 2015, 22:16
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By stevejelf
Hi I have been watching these for 18 years...

Hi

I have been watching these for 18 years living in France but without the caterpillar its impossible unless using dissection to determine as an adult its specie accurately I personally would ...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 12th October 2015, 21:42
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By stevejelf
Hi I have never seen a Persian Skipper but the...

Hi

I have never seen a Persian Skipper but the wing detail does not appear to match your...
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