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Norfolk Butterflies and Moths (2 Viewers)

Birding Bob

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

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
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]
 

ChrisBish

Well-known member
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!
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
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.
 

Irene Boston

Well-known member
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
 

James Emerson

Norwich Birder
Lakenham Way (TG2307) today:

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

James
 

Tideliner

Well-known member
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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HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
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!
 

Birding Bob

Robert Williamson
Dersingham Bog~
Orange Tip
Peacock
Speckled Wood
Small White
Small Tortoishell

Bee fly sp.

Butterfly year list: 8 latest: Orange Tip & Speckled Wood
 

Lightthiscandle

David Bryant
My garden (Blofield) today!
Orange Tip
Comma
Peacock
Speckled Wood
Brimstone
Green-veined White
Small White
Large White
Small Tortoishell
Red Admiral
 

Irene Boston

Well-known member
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
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Dingy Skipper reported from Narborough today, and I had 2 Painted Ladies on Breydon South Bank this afternoon.
 

Birding Bob

Robert Williamson
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.
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
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.
 

Tideliner

Well-known member
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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