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by PhilBWright
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

'A Chalke Grassland' habitat video'. We were at a National Trust Property near Guildford in Surrey. - April 2017. https://youtu.be/4PxeoMxFfZ0 "It might be quite hard to get an Orange Tip Butterfly to naturally pose on a daffodil because they (and other United Kingdom native Spring butterflies)...
by PhilBWright
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Marsh Fritillary
Topic: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

‘Little Scrubbs Meadow’, Lincolnshire. 23rd May 2017. 19:47 6340AD25-5E83-43FA-A97E-C456082D4C11.jpeg Sunset was approximately 20:49. We thought that this Butterfly was in it’s final roosting position for the night on ‘Ragged Robin’. “We returned on 4th June, butterflies were more ‘greasy’ :D :D ‘We...
by PhilBWright
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Topic: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

20th July 2017, Värmland, Sweden.
As I was told 'snow melt' was mid May, I think that SPBF is single brooded in this location.
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by PhilBWright
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Orange-tip
Topic: Orange-tip – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Orange-tip – Favourite Photo of 2017

'Near the end of an April Spring Walk in Weybridge, Surrey. A popular River Thames towpath location for leisure activities such as boatinig, cycling, picnics and walking. At approximately 3:45pm, shadows were getting longer, the temperature had dropped and we spotted these butterflies resting on Cuc...
by PhilBWright
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Common Blue
Topic: Common Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Common Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

BA677C7B-0265-4290-9B45-4E6630057E55.jpeg 6602E5EA-2A1F-4A77-8F3D-990A77FE5256.jpeg "Common Seals are not, generally as common as they once were. The 'Right whale' is no longer the right whale to hunt for many more people, compared with, when populations were more numerous. Our Native Wild Flo...
by PhilBWright
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Small Tortoiseshell
Topic: Small Tortoiseshell – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Small Tortoiseshell – Favourite Photo of 2017

Having over-wintered, the butterflies familiarise themselves with each other, during the warmest parts of the day, sometimes while 'nectaring'. Males are seen in pursuit of females. It was thought that after a temperature drop towards the end of an afternoon, the butterflies very quickly become less...
by PhilBWright
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

Thanks David. 'With my oldish iPhone, we record at 240 frames per second. I personally have not managed to record a lightning bolt yet with my camera but my reflexes are improving '( :D ). Lincolnshire Butterfly Conservation have started their winter coppicing work in Southrey Wood. Steve Green has ...
by PhilBWright
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

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by PhilBWright
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

“Really good to be at Butterfly Conservation’s members day in Cheltenham, yesterday with Melissa.
We got some Alder Buckthorn (still in leaf). Something is present in Sweden (further north in latitude), that isn’t on a garden distribution map in Scotland”
#Brimstone Butterfly #Altitude
:D :D
by PhilBWright
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

"Happy All saints Day" (particularly to my American friends approximately 6 hours behind).

'I have been introducing some more pictures and videos to my July Swedish Butterfly & Conservation Survey with some appropriate edits'
by PhilBWright
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Large White
Topic: Large White Life Cycle
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Large White Life Cycle

"Traditionally (recently) in the UK, I think Large White Butterflies have been more numerous in the summer than in the Spring. Eggs laid on host plants are in clusters and repeated laying by different females results in small and large caterpillars growing together that can eventually "dev...
by PhilBWright
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

"I have still not found that illusive "Mega Brown" which is able to over-winter in all of it's four metamorphotic states within it's complete metamorphosis" :D
by PhilBWright
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2870
Views: 204444

Re: Neil Hulme

Hi Neil, Looking at the UKB life cycle chart for the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary (SPBF), there appears to me, approx. 12 weeks needed between broods (from imago to imago) in the summer when the larva have much to feed on. After a second brood in late summer, when looking at the instar larva stag...
by PhilBWright
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2816
Views: 104944

Re: Pauline

Hi Pauline, Hope you are feeling better. Generally, I recommend consulting a doctor about Antihistamines taken in tablet form before one comes into contact with a substance one might be allergic to if one is working in such environments where there are many biting and stinging insects. Or (as most p...
by PhilBWright
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

Gardening & The Large Cabbage White 14th August This is a nice video from Matthew Oates and The National Trust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L84gcJIkN34&feature=player_embedded "Mow a little bit often throughout the year" "Many special reserves are now fenced with "St...
by PhilBWright
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

The Silver Washed Fritillary (SWF) Värmland, Sweden sits at the approximate latitude to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland where the SWF is prolific and single brooded (as in the UK). I think that a more detailed study of this butterfly here could reveal much more as to why it does not occur (or could ...
by PhilBWright
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

What a lovely place to be. Your unnamed butterflies are silver-studded blue, moorland clouded yellow, scarce copper, lesser marbled fritillary (I think - but the grass is definitely grass) and probably a female silver-studded blue. Guy "The Silver Studded Blue was re-introduced to that habitat...
by PhilBWright
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: PhilBWright
Replies: 246
Views: 10561

Re: PhilBWright

Klarälven Valley, Hagfors district, Värmland, Sweden

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"Looks a bit like a pale, female, Dark Green Fritillary" Klarälven Valley. 3rd August 2017

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"Melissa looking at an unidentified caterpillar"
Klarälven Valley. 3rd August 2017



Kind regards,
Philip
by PhilBWright
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2870
Views: 204444

Re: Neil Hulme

Hi Philip Looks good for a male SWF. Hope you're having fun over there. BWs, Neil Hi Neil, Melissa and I had a superb time. If you or other BBC, UKB or BC colleagues are looking to have a short break or "working holiday", a friend of mine (Sandy) has a spacious detached Swedish Cottage on...
by PhilBWright
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3125
Views: 98643

Re: Padfield

Brexit Thanks for the European App for the iPhone, Guy & team -just put it on my phone. As I now, also have a Britain & Ireland app, please can my investment go towards another individual European Country (other than Ireland), like for example, Sweden, please? #IslandThinking Kind Regards, P...

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