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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:50   #1
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Last Butterfly of the year, 2018

Out birding a good part of the day around Falmouth and local area, warm sunshine in the afternoon, nothing especially unusual, but;

2 Red Admiral
1 Specked Wood
1 Small White
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:55   #2
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I saw Green-veined White and Small Tortoishell in Aberdeen today.
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:57   #3
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Amazingly, still 20 C and sunny in Lithuania - unheard of for this time of year. And with it, equally unheard of, quite a variety of stragglers still flying - had about 150 butterflies in the last week of 13 species. Today, seven species.
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Amazingly, still 20 C and sunny in Lithuania - unheard of for this time of year. And with it, equally unheard of, quite a variety of stragglers still flying - had about 150 butterflies in the last week of 13 species. Today, seven species.
We're having a mini heatwave up here too but no butterflies, a really lovely day and I saw my latest ever Adder.

It's inspired me to hook the moth light up again after I took it down two weeks ago but all I've had is 6 moths which all appear to be the same species, Northern Winter Moth.
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Saturday was like summer in London with 23C +had 2 Speckled Woods when I was out + before the sun broke through. Yesterday was soggy all day so stayed largely indoors. No cold weather forecast for the rest of the month so I'm sure I'll see one or two more yet!
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Quite a few Red Admirals and Speckled Woods around the toe of Cornwall yesterday.

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Quite a few Red Admirals and Speckled Woods around the toe of Cornwall yesterday.

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Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood out around Falmouth today.

No Monarchs though!
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Painted Lady and Small Copper at Porthgwarra today.

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Old Friday 19th October 2018, 22:14   #9
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Yesterday, 18th, near Falmouth: 1 Brimstone, several Speckled Wood

Today, 19th, near Falmouth in windless conditions a mid-sized brown butterfly shot past me in the middle of a bare open field. Maybe a late Meadow Brown on steroids??
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I've had 2 Red Admirals in recent days.

One observer had a Clouded Yellow in the last couple of days in the London area.
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I saw two Red Admirals in Aberdeen on Thursday.
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Several Speckled Wood and a Red Admiral in N Devon yesterday. Painted Lady the day before.
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Still seven species here on Thursday, including more than a dozen Queen of Spain Fritillaries, five or six Pale Clouded Yellows, a dozen Small Coppers, etc. Weather has finally turned now though - forecast suggests there will be no more days above the critical 10 C this year, I will be lucky to get anything more than perhaps an odd single individual.
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Speckled Wood and Red admiral plus a possible Small Tortoiseshell today.
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Think I may have started this thread a month too early ...

Red Admiral and white sp. (from the car)
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Two Speckled Wood, a Red Admiral and a distant White sp. for me today.
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I had a Clouded Yellow on the Isle of Sheppey today.

Someone has posted on Twitter about a Long-tailed Blue at Crayford Marshes.

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Clouded Yellow, Small White, lots of Red Admirals, Small Copper, Painted Lady in West Cornwall yesterday.

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Several very active Red Admirals whilst trainspotting at the Watercress Line in Hampshire over the past three days. Plus a (off thread) collection of 10 Red Kites enjoying some strong thermals which is more than I've ever seen in one spot here
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2 Red Admirals, Small Tortoishell and Speckled Wood Falmouth today.
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Red Admirals at Goldcliff on Saturday and Porthgwarra Sunday, Peacock today Caergwrle (Flintshire).
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Following several days of cold heavy rain, snow today!

My season is over, bar some miracle.

It has however been an amazing September/October - no less than 33 species during the two months, very nice for this north-eastery location

Round-up of the two months:
- September
- October
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Nice!

Still Red Admiral on the wing last few days, 2 seen today whilst driving.
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Last Wednesday on the Lizard: Red Admiral and Peacock. Today Red Admiral and 2 Speckled Wood up here in N Devon. Also still a few Common Darters.
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Old Monday 29th October 2018, 22:43   #25
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I'm not sure I should be taking part in this? Here on Scilly it could probably go on for another couple of weeks yet! But just for the record, today I had 20-plus Red Admirals and half-a-dozen Speckled Woods.
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