2020 Butterfly and Moth Images

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  1. wiseowl

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    Butterfly;)
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      Burnet Moth:smile:

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        Small White on Bristly Ox-tongue (that plant is dreadful nuisance when it dies and our Cocker Spaniel runs through it getting it stuck in his fur).

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        Small Tortoiseshell on Common Fleabane

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        Speckled Wood. After an absence of many weeks, they have returned to the woodland edge we walk along most days, probably attracted by the ripe blackberries.

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          We have been leaving the door to the summerhouse open all day to let the smell disipate since finishing painting the inside last week. Last night we had to work at getting the two Garden Tigers and one Painted Lady out. The ceiling is nearly 4 metres high.

          They tended to stay on the walls until we tried to catch them. Then flew up to the ceiling if we missed them. Need to get a butterfly net :heehee:

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            This looks like a nice place to warm up, the gauge say 25c so will do nicelyDSCF1475.JPG
             
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              Red Underwing Moth. I was able to identify that one in my daughter's garden from a brief description before I'd even walked up to it, as it's pictured in the latest BC email.


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                Good afternoon:smile:

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                  Nice to see two new species in my garden last week, four Gatekeepers and a Meadow Brown. :) Planting about a dozen marjoram plants soon so hopefully will see many more of these. Small Tortoiseshells are visiting in far greater numbers than last year, had about 25 in my rather small back garden on Saturday, pleased to see them doing well!

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                    Jersey Tiger Moth (in my daughter's garden).

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                      Mating Green-veined Whites

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                        A beautiful elephant hawk moth in my garden in South Derbyshire. So fluffy I wanted to snuggle it :heehee:20200529_163925.jpg
                         
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                          A lovely shot and it's very well camouflaged against the background. :)
                           
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                            I know, I almost missed him! So glad he caught my eye and I got a photo. I might dig out an old sheet and torch and see what other dudes hang out in my garden :)
                             
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                              Hummingbird Hawk moth, difficult to get a shot of as they are soooo fast, it has started coming more regularly in the last few days and always goes for Salvia Icing Sugar as it's main nectar source. When settled, which is not very often, it doesn't look as showy.
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                                You did well though Strongy. :thumbsup:
                                 
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