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Old Wednesday 18th March 2009, 17:25   #1
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Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

16th March
Dersingham Bog-1 Brimstone, 1 Comma and some Peacocks and some Small Tortoishells

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Old Sunday 5th April 2009, 07:16   #2
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There are now reports of 9 species on the wing for 2009:
Large White
Small White
Green-veined White
Holly Blue
Peacock
Small Tortoiseshell
Red Admiral
Comma
Brimstone

I've not yet received any records for Speckled Wood or Orangetip, although both have been seen in other counties. As always, all records greatfully recieved either via a posting here or to [email protected]
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Old Sunday 5th April 2009, 10:11   #3
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There are now reports of 9 species on the wing for 2009:
Large White
Small White
Green-veined White
Holly Blue
Peacock
Small Tortoiseshell
Red Admiral
Comma
Brimstone
I've managed 6 of these so far, I'm going to have to keep my eyes open more!
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Old Monday 6th April 2009, 14:26   #4
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Possible small copper at Dersingham Bog today.
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Old Monday 6th April 2009, 21:39   #5
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Possible small copper at Dersingham Bog today.
That's very early, and there's a colony of day-flying orange underwing moths at Dersingham, which look fairly similar in flight. But since people are seeing damselflies already in other parts of the UK, anythings possible.

In other news, Speckled Wood has now been reported from Norfolk so we're up to 10 definate and 1 possible.
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Old Friday 10th April 2009, 11:50   #6
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West Newton - Babingley River

Quite a few on the wing this morning around West Newton mill and river Babingley, around TF 687 254 and TF 695 256 in a two hour spell.

At least 7 Brimstones
4 Small Tortoiseshells
5 Commas
3 Peacocks
1 Red Admiral
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Old Friday 10th April 2009, 17:03   #7
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Lakenham Way (TG2307) today:

2 Orange Tips
1 Speckled Wood
1 Small Tortoiseshell
3 Brimstone
2 Small Whites
and lots of Peacocks!

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Old Saturday 11th April 2009, 17:44   #8
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Many more small tortoiseshells in Norfolk in 2009. The foreign influx last year be a reason for this.
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Old Friday 17th April 2009, 22:54   #9
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recorded at Swanton Novers wenesday
16 Peacock
2 Small tortoiseshells
6 Brimstone
2 Speckled wood
8 Green viened white
1 Comma

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Old Saturday 18th April 2009, 09:00   #10
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One Orange Tip and one Holly Blue in fields by Great Cressingham Village on the 15th
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Old Monday 20th April 2009, 17:12   #11
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Today at Mousehold Heath, Norwich:

5 Large White
5 Peacock
2 Speckled Wood
1 Small Tortoiseshell

and 4 Green Hairstreak
First of the year so far.

The heath was full of Green Tiger beetles as well, and a grass snake!
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Old Monday 20th April 2009, 17:48   #12
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Dersingham Bog~
Orange Tip
Peacock
Speckled Wood
Small White
Small Tortoishell

Bee fly sp.

Butterfly year list: 8 latest: Orange Tip & Speckled Wood
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Old Tuesday 21st April 2009, 22:20   #13
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My garden (Blofield) today!
Orange Tip
Comma
Peacock
Speckled Wood
Brimstone
Green-veined White
Small White
Large White
Small Tortoishell
Red Admiral
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Old Thursday 23rd April 2009, 16:14   #14
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Gypsy Lane, Titchwell

This afternoon down a very warm Gypsy Lane (TF 764 439):

13 Speckled Wood
2 Orange Tip
3 Small Tortoiseshell
6 Peacock
2 Small White
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Old Sunday 26th April 2009, 07:47   #15
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2 Grizzled Skippers reported from Foulden Common on Friday. No Dingy seen yet.
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A number of holly blues about the Wensum valley at Fakenham this morning.
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Old Thursday 30th April 2009, 00:35   #17
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Dingy Skipper reported from Narborough today, and I had 2 Painted Ladies on Breydon South Bank this afternoon.
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Hi all
Up to 11 for the year now. Weather dependant I be out looking for Dingy Skipper this weekend anyone now of any good sites for them? All i now of is narborough.
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Old Friday 1st May 2009, 10:50   #19
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Only narborough and Foulden Common produced records last year. The following squares have records this century, but were not recorded in 2008: TF6533, TF6719, TF6819, TF7211, TF7311, TF7412, TF7500, TF7518, TL6699, TL6799, TL6989, TL6990, TL6998, TL6999, TL7088, TL7091, TL7098, TL7588, TL7599, TL7699, TL7793, TL8189, TL8498, TL8680. It would be really useful if anyone visiting any of these squares lets me know, not only if they do find Dingy, but also if they don't. This currently has to be the rarest species in Norfolk, and we need to know where it is.
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My 1st Painted lady of the year picked up on farmland to the North of Swanton Novers today and a hell of a lot of orange tips ( 13 in one corner of a marshy field with Ladies Smock)
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It would be really useful if anyone visiting any of these squares lets me know, not only if they do find Dingy, but also if they don't. This currently has to be the rarest species in Norfolk, and we need to know where it is.
Many thanks for that detailed info - very useful. I've made a note of the squares and will send in reports, both positive and negative, when I'm trundling round any of them.

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Small Copper

A walk round a fairly migrant free Burnham Overy Dunes this morning at least produced 3 Small Coppers (looking very fresh and quite stunning).
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This caterpillar was on grass (although possibly wandering rather than eating) at Cley NWT on Saturday. I'm not sure of the species, maybe one of the Tiger Moths?
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James its a drinker moth caterpiller.
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James its a drinker moth caterpiller.
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