2019 BUTTERFLY and MOTH IMAGES..

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  1. Jiffy

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    I very much like to see that one as most of the other Butterflies has gone from around here, today only 3 seen here
     
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    Around the village outskirts this afternoon

    Green-veined White

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    Speckled Wood

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    Painted Ladies

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        Small Heath (haven't seen of of these for many weeks).

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          Brown Argus.
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          Grayling, still some of these on the heath land.
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            Just snapped with my phone. A Red Admiral.20190907_112627.jpg
             
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              Comma (There were lots amongst the brambles in front of me, but difficult to see with their wings closed).

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              Large White

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              Red Admiral

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                I headed back to the brambles where there were lots of Commas yesterday (plus a patrolling female Southern Hawker Dragonfly), but nothing to be seen today, so checked out a new grassy area that had been opened up this year and saw

                Small Heath

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                And only the 3rd Small Copper I've seen around the and the village this year, and the first I've managed to photograph (after 20 mins of stalking and I didn't manage to get very close).

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                  The local species appear to be separated into 2 areas, those which will feed on ripe Blackberries, and those still only feeding on flower nectar, and flowers are disappearing fast.

                  Speckled Woods and Commas are feeding on Blackberries

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                  And on flowers, a Small Heath

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                    Dordogne last week.
                    Swallowtail.
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                    Map.
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                    Silver Washed Fritillary.
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                    Painted Lady.
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                      Warm, but very windy, so walked along a very sheltered local path that has brambles on the south facing side, if I was to see any butterflies today it would be there. Only one, a Red Admiral with open wings that stayed put as I got closer and closer …

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                        Buddleia still flowering well and attracting the odd Hummingbird Hawk Moth, can't get a clear shot, too fast for my camera!
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                          So after an intensive search of the internet trying to identify this fly, I finally found out...it was a moth, being very helpful it allowed me to get my camera, tripod and remote triggering setup and yes as soon as I was ready to shoot it flew off, so pre camera image is from my phone. A plume moth20191005_225424.jpg
                           
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                            As soon as the rained stopped late this afternoon a Hummingbird Hawkmoth descended on the Salvias.:smile:
                             
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                              Butterflies are a rarity in my current garden so this was a bonus today. :)

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