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Old Saturday 2nd September 2017, 03:29   #4
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Originally Posted by andyadcock View Post
Thanks Aeshna,
had wondered if they were migrant or resident here, now I know.

Guess either is still possible. Painted Ladies + Clouded Yellows can both breed here but apart from a handful of the latter on the Dorset coast neither successfully overwinters here so reliant on fresh immigration each year.

Great find anyway. When I was in Crete last October we found one of these where we parked our vehicle feeding on a piece of Fennel hanging over the road.
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