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Norfolk Butterflies and Moths (1 Viewer)

Holt Country Park

Following on wing on Friday;

Small, Green veined & large white, holly blue, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Meadow brown, circa 15 white admiral, circa 20 Silver Washed Fritillary, plenty of peacock & red admiral

Also female emperor dragonfly & adder.
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Silver Washed Fritillary showing really well in the hedgerow approaching Drayton Drewray. Anyone else ever seen one here?
First recorded 2019
Its a good site for White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak (and in 1960's it was the last site in Norfolk for Marsh Fritillary)
 

Lightthiscandle

David Bryant
Silver-washed Fritillary

Living some miles from the nearest woodland, I was quite surprised / delighted to have one visit my garden
 

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HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Bilateral gynandromorph - A very tatty Silver-washed at Holt Country Park seen and photographed yesterday by two separate individuals. Left side is female, right is male. Incredibly rare in the wild.
 

Jabberwocky

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We had our first brief sighting of a Silver-washed Fritillary in our Northacre garden on the 29th July. Yesterday another stayed long enough for photos. Still one here this morning too.
 

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HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
That SWF is the first record for your tetrad! In other news: a Wall with the ground colour white instead of orange was photographed yesterday at Salthouse - this is ab. xanthos; second brood swallowtail now flying; Ladybelt Park has several Clouded Yellow flying, suggesting they bred there; and Chalkhill at Warham Camp now 500+ and still rising.
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
A pristine Brimstone in the garden, rested for a few minutes in the warm morning sunshine, quite late for this year's emergence?
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Very - but it might have been sleeping for a few weeks and been disturbed. They tend to go into hibernation quite quickly so they often look pretty fresh even in March - it's flying around that gets them tatty rather than age per se.
 

HarassedDad

Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder
Reported so far this spring
Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Orangetip, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Large Tortoiseshell, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma
 

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