In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said:Is this a Painted Lady?
Yes, it is. They are also one of the bigger butterflies you'll see
Had a day at RSPB Old Moor sold a lens to a member of my group and he is very happy with it.:)
Anyway here are the three I got not two. Small Tortoiseshell.
Lot to learn
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Not sure D ... Peacock larvae are liberally dotted with white spots & don't have that brown band between head & body that I know of ... there are 31 species of moth & butterfly larvae that feed on stinging nettles ... maybe H can ID?
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