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Butterflies on the Wing

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MisterT
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Butterflies on the Wing

Post by MisterT » 02 Jul 2016, 17:26

Despite the best efforts of our weather, butterflies are to be found on the wing. Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and Common Blue can be found on the machair in between the showers. Ringlet, Dark Green Fritillary and the migrant Painted Lady were seen yesterday around Askernish, the latter being present all around our islands throughout June. All sightings duly noted and submitted to OHBR

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Grayling. Rarely seen with its wings open

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Painted Lady. seen throughout the islands during the month of June

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Dark Green Fritillary

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Small Tortioseshell

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Re: Butterflies on the Wing

Post by christinej » 06 Jul 2016, 18:54

A little further north at Ardivachar we have good numbers of Small Tortoiseshells this year in additionto Painted ladies and Red Admirals. Yet to see any Meadow Browns here, but we've had our first Common Blue for a number of years.

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