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by bugboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1477
Views: 32016

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Dave , yep, looks like the Coppers will be around for a week or two yet :) . I notice you had some more activity on your patch this morning. I was on my patch around the same time and had just one fleeting glance of a Speckled Wood. 17th October The Marshes Not much in the way of butterflies ...
by bugboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bhutan Butterflies
Replies: 99
Views: 2305

Re: Bhutan Butterflies

Just WOW!!! It doesn't look real :shock:
by bugboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Brown Hairstreak
Topic: Brown Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Brown Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017

A very noteworthy sighting Chris , well done! :D And Dave , I do believe that female on the Hogweed looks rather familiar, in fact she may well feature again just below :wink: My battle with the Bookham Brown Hairstreaks this year was rather enjoyable, a battle I eventually won by a 15 - 2 landslide...
by bugboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Brown Argus
Topic: Brown Argus - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 88

Re: Brown Argus - Favourite Photo of 2017

I can't choose between these for for various reason: This female on Box Hill with an unusual brown fringe on the forewing Brown Argus female, Box Hill #6.JPG This male looking pretty on a Hawkbit clock Brown Argus male, Box Hill #1.JPG and this gorgeous first gen male I found whilst chasing Duke of ...
by bugboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Chalkhill Blue
Topic: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

This one perched on some Agrimony caught me eye one afternoon on Denbies Hillside
Chalkhill Blue male, Denbies Hillside #28.JPG
by bugboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual fungi.
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Unusual fungi.

Might be the delightfully named 'Dog Vomit Slime Mould' :?
by bugboy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1477
Views: 32016

Re: Bugboys mission

My best shot on your fungi would be Lycoperdon perlatum , assuming it was growing on the ground . The very similar L.pyriforme is found growing on rotten logs or stumps , neither having common names to my knowledge . Not related to the Fly Agaric , but to the Giant Puff-ball , L.gigantium , which c...
by bugboy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1985
Views: 38079

Re: millerd

The local Nettle beds must have been heaving with caterpillars!
by bugboy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1477
Views: 32016

Re: Bugboys mission

There was definitely enough sun in the afternoon Trevor , and given they were flying on Mill Hill in much cooler, greyer and breezier conditions I suspect the Shoreham gang have buggered off across the channel! Not sure if I'll be able to visit again this year, I'm very much dependant on good weathe...
by bugboy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1985
Views: 38079

Re: millerd

You must have seen well over 100 Red Admirals on your patch this year Dave, they've had an absolutely stonking year!
by bugboy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

RSCN7340.JPG Oh dear - it's a bit fuzzy! There are so many at a particular place I visit in the New Forest. But few came close to me! So this was taken at quite a distance with an ordinary camera. You need to follow Pete's link in his original post to submit pictures Catriona, this thread is just t...
by bugboy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1477
Views: 32016

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Dave , I saw my last Small Copper in this very meadow last year on 2nd November so if it stays warm we definitely have a few weeks left yet! Sorry about that David , if its any consolation I am having to travel to find them myself :? Thanks Wurzel , they are little autumnal jewels aren't they...
by bugboy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1985
Views: 38079

Re: millerd

Thank you everyone. It was a lovely insect that Holly Blue, and though a few third brood individuals appear every year round here, that didn't make it any less special. :) Friday 13th October : another grey and breezy day today unfortunately as it was entirely warm enough to tempt the butterflies o...
by bugboy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Big Butterfly Count 2017 - Main Results
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Big Butterfly Count 2017 - Main Results

David M wrote:...

Hedge Browns coming first is a surprise, ...



No surprise for me, combining my two transects and comparing them to last year I had somewhere in the region of a 600% increase. Only Speckled Wood pipped them to the post but then they have a VERY long flight period!
by bugboy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3088
Views: 140445

Re: Wurzel

Certainly a very productive day Wurzel. Your Dragonfly is a male Southern Hawker, the large blobs on the thorax behind the head distinguish it from the Migrant Hawker :)
by bugboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1642
Views: 32847

Re: Trevor

If the weather holds (and the weekend is, as I type, looking good) I may well pay your spot another visit!
by bugboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Adonis Blue
Topic: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Adonis Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

I had pretty good encounters with these during both generations. After looking at the photographs I got this year I've decided that the best weather to photograph the males is bright overcast conditions, they positively glow in that light. I also managed to add this species to my 'in-cop' collection...
by bugboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Brimstone
Topic: Brimstone - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Brimstone - Favourite Photo of 2017

Brimstones were for me a bit of a rarity this year. Spring numbers were significantly lower than previous years and, despite my regular day trips over south east England, I only managed two fresh summer animals. Anyway this is my best attempt at an open wing shot. Brimstone male, Hutchinson's Bank #...
by bugboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Black Hairstreak
Topic: Black Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Black Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017

As we all know Black Hairstreaks emerged rather early this year and I got a tip off when the first ones were seen at Monks Wood not long before I was due to go off on my travels. The day before I flew out to Ireland I met up with PhiliB and over the day probably saw close double figures, although in...
by bugboy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1642
Views: 32847

Re: Trevor

trevor wrote:Make up your own mind Paul. The ' creamier ' one is No.2.

Trevor.


Can't really tell from the underside. My one looked relatively normal until it took flight.

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