Butterflies & Moths 2020

  • 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

    Marsh Fritillary

    Pearly Heath

    Meadow fritillary

    Five-spot Burnet

    It took us a few days but we're now making the most of our freedom!

    Best wishes

    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.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Thank you Noisette, Those suggested id's really helped. Your point about the dew was spot on, how interesting.

    Love seeing your Frits, sadly a butterfly that is missing in Jersey.

    CinJ

    Cin J

  • 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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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    TeeJay said:

    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.

    Very disappointed but have accepted offer for next year so fingers are firmly crossed that this all starts to sort itself out 

    CinJ

    Cin J

  • Well, if things look up by September you can always pop the dog in the camper & come over to France to see some of ours. I know it's looking on the bright side, but you have to in these difficult times.
    Deconfinement isn't all it's cracked up to be. We've tried shopping but didn't like it much. Wearing masks is horrible. I stopped to let some-one go past & they looked at me, I smiled back, a waste of time with a mask on! LOL. I feel very sorry for the hard of hearing, no lip-reading now & it's harder anyway to hear whats being said. At least we can go anywhere we want for our walks, a big bonus.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • 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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  • They are striking & so variable too. I had 48 in my trap a few mornings ago, I managed to get them counted before one of them went balistic & got all the other one's going mad too. There's always one isn't there, woke them all up!
    I agree with you Wendy, much safer at home. There are plenty of things to do. I did another trap in the woods a couple of nights ago, enough moths to keep me at the computer for a few hours.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Look forward to your pics H ... take care & stay safe!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

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