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Old Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 13:11   #1
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October Butterflies

Still plenty of year left, and bright sunshine.

So far today: Peacock, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral on the wing.
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Old Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 13:20   #2
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Several (mostly pretty tatty!) Speckled Wood, a few Red Admirals, one Large White, and a Wall Brown today.
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Old Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 14:32   #3
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Monarchs still moving here, a few Painted Ladies as well (must be honest, though, and admit that I didn't check closely for American Lady). Also the ever-present and ever-annoying Cabbage Whites...
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Old Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 16:38   #4
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3 Red Admiral and 2 Peacock in the end, plus a Small Tortoiseshell and a very fast honorary butterfly (day-flying moth); a Hummingbird Hawk-moth to end the day.
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Old Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 16:45   #5
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Seen 3 Red Admirals + 2 unidentified whites today plus a Speckled Wood + Red Admiral yesterday.
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Red Admiral, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Small White this week so far.

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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 16:12   #7
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Comma additional to the above, punctuating a sunny period today.
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Speckled Woods everywhere in the reserve today, 4 Red Admirals and one each of Large White and Peacock.
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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 17:53   #9
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Hi, Have you seen Plunge-diving swallows? I saw same behavior in Peru...
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Old Thursday 5th October 2017, 21:30   #10
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Clouded Yellow at Titchfield Haven today.

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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 21:03   #11
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Small Tortoiseshell today.
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Old Monday 9th October 2017, 16:17   #12
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Found a fairly comatose but fairly fresh looking Painted Lady on a Wimbledon lawn today. I went to pick it up + flapped its wings quite a bit but probably not warm enough for it to get airborne. a pretty grey, dreary day.
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Old Tuesday 10th October 2017, 16:21   #13
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Very dozy singles of Red Admiral and Peacock along with 2 slightly more spritely Speckled Wood today.
Also the first PRIMROSES!
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Old Tuesday 17th October 2017, 17:47   #14
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Red Admiral today, with Peacock, Speckled Wood and Comma still in the last few days.


No Monarchs yet though!!
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Similar mix over here on Scilly. One or two Clouded Yellows (not mine) and the odd Small Copper. I also saw a Blue butterfly on St Agnes. Unidentified at present. No Monarchs here either.
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Similar mix over here on Scilly. One or two Clouded Yellows (not mine) and the odd Small Copper. I also saw a Blue butterfly on St Agnes. Unidentified at present. No Monarchs here either.
Had a Common Blue in Essex yesterday.

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Still a few butterflies around here, with many Monarchs and a few Lady sp migrating through in addition to a few lingering sulphurs (Clouded/Orange).
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Had 30 species in southern Spain over the last week or so.
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I saw a butterfly in the car park of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, on the south side of Edinburgh this afternoon. Quite a Big one, so possibly a Peacock.

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Yesterday in Southampton, a few Red Admirals, a Speckled Wood and a Brimstone. I don't suppose they were still there in today's gales.
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Cabbage White and Common Buckeye still in the yard today.
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 07:40   #22
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Red Admiral still on the wing around Falmouth last two days
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 08:10   #23
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Still got Red Admiral and Speckled wood - and a couple of Common Darter around near Gatwick.
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Been seeing a few dragonflies too (maybe one for an october odanata thread) - Is Common Darter the default late autumn dragonfly then?
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 09:05   #25
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I had Peacock, Brimstone, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Comma and Small Copper, Common Darter and Southern Hawker on the 25th and Migrant Hawker yesterday, Have had Common Darter into the first week of December before now. The chilly overnighter last night might have put paid to some of the later fliers though.
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