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by Jack Harrison
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

23rd September Photobucket seems to have pulled the plug on allowing embedded images. Bye bye Photobucket - you are the losers. So... 17-09-23-817-RedAdmiral.jpg I have been dead-heading my buddlleia on a daily basis since it first began flowering in mid July.. It has paid off and it still has sever...
by Jack Harrison
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

The two that double-wintered in natural (ie outdoor) conditions were both male.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

Belated second brood news, late August/early September: 2 female Orange-tips Based on experience, I am not convinced that these were necessarily genuine second brood. I had two pupae kept in outdoor conditions overwinter twice before emerging as normal late April, almost two years after the eggs we...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2767
Views: 187018

Re: Neil Hulme

I think I understand the hypothesis that larva resulting from third brood Walls might not have time to develop sufficiently to be able to survive the winter (hibernate) and that having three broods in a year might not be good for the Wall's long term success. This hypothesis might help explain why W...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

19th September A beautiful sunny autumn day after a cold start. Peacocks - most very fresh (newly emerged?) - active on the remaining buddleia flowers and other garden plants. Distant “white” seen and not sure if Small (most likely) or Green-veined. Several Peacocks and Tortoiseshells entering the s...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

By all accounts, the weather is going to improve by next weekend,.... I am not an enthusiast of terms like 'good' or 'bad' weather, 'worsening' or 'improving': it depends entirely on the interests of the people involved. In seaside places like Findhorn or Nairn, it can be argued that 'good' weather...
by Jack Harrison
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID confirmation please
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: ID confirmation please

It might get damaged or destroyed in its present location (if say bottle is moved). I would wait until chrysalis is fully hardened and then very carefully cut the silk-like threads that hold it in place, being especially careful where the pad at end of abdomen is attached. Then transfer to a safe pl...
by Jack Harrison
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

9th September

Still one or two Scotch Argus (females only now) in Nairnshire.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 726
Views: 43018

Re: Jack Harrison

I don't think I have any more specimens, but I have found these old photos from that period. T-1.jpg T-2.jpg T-3.jpg Kodak folding camera with meniscus lens stuck on front with (I think) Plasticine. Correct distance to subject was achieved by means of L-shaped wire frame attached to the tripod bush....
by Jack Harrison
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Jack Harrison
Replies: 726
Views: 43018

Re: Jack Harrison

I am sorting through old photos and came across this taken some ten years ago. collection-01.jpg It is from a collection I made as a child, late 1940s perhaps early 1950s. East Norfolk. That Tortoiseshell looks a bit peculiar. Seems to have fewer dark markings on forewings but more extensive dark ar...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

David often wondered whether they made it to September at your latitude, Jack. Now I know! This area where I am monitoring has a relatively warm climate. There is (used to be) colonies of Scotch Argus near Braemar, a much colder locality. So maybe they last to mid-September there. Just to south side...
by Jack Harrison
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

4th September Nairnshire
A few elderly female Scotch Argus in my usual locality.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Comma
Topic: Comma larva on hazel
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Comma larva on hazel

Hazel and Elm leaves have a superficial similarity. I do not suggests any conclusions from that.

But it would be worthwhile getting information about the foodlplants used by Commas (and near allies) in other countries.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

3 September Nairnshire Peacocks and Tortoiseshells have moved north. Torties were in decent numbers but now presumably hibernating. Peacocks still in large numbers but tailing of slightly. But a week or two ago Peacocks in abundance that matched anything I had seen anywhere in UK. (except a newly em...
by Jack Harrison
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: September 2017.
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: September 2017.

Nairnshire 2nd September. Scotch Argus still in reasonable numbers; just short of 4 weeks since first sighting this year.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Supermarket Butterfles
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Supermarket Butterfles

Thanks Jenks. I hadn't remembered that report when I suggested a new thread prompted by a Sainsbury's Red Admiral. So really it was YOU who started the thread on 2nd July.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Supermarket Butterfles
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Supermarket Butterfles

David. I had said:
The limits are your imagination. Live or logos, etc on carrier bags: toilet rolls.
That I think answers your query.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Supermarket Butterfles
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Supermarket Butterfles

The limits are your imagination. Live or logos, etc on carrier bags: toilet rolls.

My [boring] starter for ten: live Red Admiral in Nairn Sainsbury's car park.

I hope we will be able to produce a ranking list of Supermarkets once we have enough contributions.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2767
Views: 187018

Re: Neil Hulme

In the light (!) of recent explosions of electronic cigarettes, I sincerely hope that you are nowhere near a Queen of Spain or Long-tailed Blue or other rarity if your "thingy" explodes: we wouldn't want them damaged or destroyed :evil:

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2767
Views: 187018

Re: Neil Hulme

Q of S fascinating report that raises some questions. 1. Unlike the prominent Monarch or [continental] Swallowtail, Q of S is unlikely to attract the attention of non-lepidopterists. 2. The locality where Q of S has just been found is hardly on the “beaten track”. So how many Q of S might be present...

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