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First butterfly of 2020 (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
Disturbed a Red Admiral resting in the sunshine on the front of the house this morning whilst carrying a freezer out to the car. Flew off but I didn't follow where it went as was otherwise engaged.

(12th Jan, Mabe Burnthouse nr Falmouth)
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
A moth not a butterfly but saw a hairy, chestnutty brown, caterpillar halfway up the side of the house (south facing wall) a few days back - any obvious suggestions as to what could be likely at this time of year??!? (Maybe a inch or two long). Should have tried for a pic unfortunately.
 

honeym

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Perhaps the brown form of Phlogophora meticulosa?
Saw my first butterfly at the London Wetland Centre last Thursday.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
An actual sunny day.

Not such a surprise to get a new species for the year - a Small White in the garden, feeding on dandelions etc
 

aeshna5

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My first yesterday- 2 male Brimstones in west London. Pleased I noticed both simultaneously as I would have assumed it was the same very mobile individual!
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Portland's had some Large Tortoiseshells

I read elsewhere that Large Camberwells had been seen in the east somewhere, presumably coming out of hibernation.


Just looking forward to some warm, sunny, non-windy, non-wet weather! I'm sure the butterflies will be too (forecast grey next week or so).
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Peacock yesterday in the back garden, and a Small Tortoiseshell in the front garden today, Starting to feel a bit like spring ...



Sunshine both days!!!!
 
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aeshna5

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Good day for butterflies yesterday with multiple Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells + Brimstones & a single Comma on my walk in our local country park at the bottom of the road & as we reached home a small white by our boundary hedge.
 

Euan Buchan

The Edinburgh Birdwatcher
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Saw lots of Red Peacock Butterflies in the garden yesterday, two were sunbathing on the pavement in the garden and front door.
 

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