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Norfolk Butterflies and Moths (1 Viewer)

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
I'd agree. The yellow globe will attract insects but the deep purple variety (davidii?) has far more attractiveness especially for late summer broods of butterflies. I have both of these plus a "wild" standard. If you're having just the one then go for the very dark deep purple specimen.
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Well, wasn't expecting this: Camberwell Beauty photographed "on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on 30th March 2019. This was on a road called the Scotch Belt at grid reference TF68802855."
I have to assume it hibernated here since last autumn, can't imagine it flew in this week.
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
For Dingy and Grizzled, Foulden Common (TF7600) is the best site. I would think they'd still be flying mid-May
Current distribution map for Green Hairstreak on the North coast attached. Beeston and Kelling are good but most areas with Gorse are possibles.
 

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peteh

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For Dingy and Grizzled, Foulden Common (TF7600) is the best site. I would think they'd still be flying mid-May
Current distribution map for Green Hairstreak on the North coast attached. Beeston and Kelling are good but most areas with Gorse are possibles.

Thanks very much. That’s a bit far south for our trip to the north coast. Is narborough railway embankment any good ? I think I could visit that on the way in
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
it wasn't - got soaked. Both Dingy and Grizzled seen there on the Sunday though (typical). In other news, first Swallowtail reported
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Small Blue

One was photographed at Cranwich Camp Yesterday. This is the first definite record for Small Blue in Norfolk since 1993 so I've no idea where it came from.
In other news Meadow Brown reported and a Fritillary of some sort! Clearly an early year.
 

NoSpringChicken

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United Kingdom
I have just seen four Painted Ladies in my garden in Hopton (I can't remember the last time I saw one there.) Is there a lot of them about at the moment or was I just in the right place at the right time?

Ron
 

Picathartes

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There seems to be quite a few about at present. Had one in garden in Norwich tonight and a brief walk in North Denes (Yarmouth) on Wednesday disturbed several in relatively small section of overall area. RSPB Minsmere twitter feed also confirms many present and also referred to large numbers in Scandinavia.
 

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