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First butterflies 2011 (1 Viewer)

aeshna5

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Had my first butterfly of the year today at midday- a Red Admiral flying round a garden in SW London + then settling on some bare compost in a raised bed, basking in the pleasant sunshine. Looked in good nick too!
 

Xenospiza

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I had a Small Tortoiseshell on the first of January (in the Netherlands, and indoors). Temperatures OK for butterflies today, but a bit too windy...
 

Rob1991S-O-T

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about 2 weeks back had big boom of small tortishell and brimestone , also seen in the heatwave were comma , peacock , small white all in the same week in march Staffordshire
 

Kits

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First Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White today in the garden. Been seeing Brimstones for several weeks now, and had a Red Admiral two weeks ago.
 

Oleander

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In a warm and wind sheltered spot in the woods today I watched about 15 Small Tortoiseshells feeding on sap on a few birch stumps that have been cut down during the winter.

Also saw the first Peacock of the year.
 

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CactusD

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First Comma and Speckled Wood for me in the park today, in addition to the Orange Tips and a pair of Holly Blues.
 

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madamcoolpix

a.k.a. Madam Butterfly
Being in the south of Europe things are different from UK or Sweden (the only countries mentioned here) but thought on adding what I've found so far:

1. Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhami)
2. Small White (Artogeia rapae)
3. Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
4. Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)
5. Bath White (Pontia daplidice)
6. Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
7. Western Dappled White (Euchloe crameri)
8. Large White (Pieris brassicae)
9. Cleopatra (Gonepteryx cleopatra)
10. Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
11. Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
12. Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)
13. Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)
14. Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea)
15. Wood White (Leptidea sinapis)
16. Orangetip (Anthocharis cardamines)
17. Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus)

Hope somebody else from other countries tell us what they see, I'd love to know which are the first Butterflies seen all over Europe or even from other continents!!! o:)
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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