In reply to Germain:
Hi CinJ, That middle one is a beauty & not really sure what it is but could be Diarsia mendica (Ingrailed Clay). The last one is a Minor either Oligia strigilis or versicolor (cut-up job). We've had some dewy mornings & once the damp starts to come down at night the moths don't come so much, so maybe that's why they were a bit sparce.
However we've had some lovely sunny days & been out every day for the last few days doing butterfly walks
It took us a few days but we're now making the most of our freedom!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Fabulous photos folks, I've still yet to get a photo of a butterfly or moth, they're around, but nowt enticing them into the garden.
Noisette: RSPB Conwy, on of the reserves I regularly visit, they have a lot of six spot burnett moths, and they look dazzling in the sun. Sadly I very much doubt I'll get to see them this year.
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Caroline, so sorry your butterfly trip to Croatia won't now happen. I was looking forward to what you would see. You must be gutted. - hopefully, next year.
Gorgeous pics of the Frits, Hazel
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In reply to TeeJay:
Very disappointed but have accepted offer for next year so fingers are firmly crossed that this all starts to sort itself out
Fortunately am in no hurry to join the rest of the world H, quite content with my garden & life in the quarry ... all birds & sunshine & blue skies plus this beauty dug up by my neighbour & been residing in a pot on my dining table ... may only be a common LYU but so lovely when pristine & it flew away very strongly
Very pleasing light coloured version & such bright beady eyes!
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