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by bugboy
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Oh dear, that doesn't sound too promising Wurzel, you must live in some sort of mansion by now with all this DIY you do! They've not been reported at Bookham either as far as I'm aware so it was a long shot from every angle really. Thanks Dave, and thanks for the lift to Denbies, it certainly was wo...
by bugboy
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Indeed it is Janet, keeping my fingers crossed :) Thanks Wurzel :). This week doesn't look too good, rain and cloud predicted in my part of the world, I think out your way though you may have better luck! 23rd July, Brown Hairstreak 1 – Bugboy 0 Of the two days this weekend, Sunday seemed to be the ...
by bugboy
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: A Trio of French Trips
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: A Trio of French Trips

That's a mouth watering array of species, non of which I have seen!
by bugboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Scottish Moths
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Scottish Moths

I think the one from North Shian is Bactra lancealana , quite a variable species. The other looks like a pyralid but not sure which one. Nigel Thanks Nigel :) , Google found me one with very similar markings and habitat looks good as well. Yes Pyralid (or possibly Crambidae) was my thinking as well...
by bugboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

I note your comments regarding the 'autumnal feel' to proceedings, Bugboy. I daresay this is the inevitable downside to an 'early' year? That said, you're still seeing an excellent range of species and who knows, there might well be pleasant surprises in store round your way once autumn genuinely c...
by bugboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Good stuff from Box Hill, Buggy. :) Which bit of the area were you looking at? There are several areas to explore and most have a few SSS, but I wonder if I've missed a bit as I've never seen more than one Small Blue before. I've also never managed to bump into you there! :) Dave Sent you a PM but ...
by bugboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Possible Northern Brown Argus identification?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Possible Northern Brown Argus identification?

Yup that's a male NBA in my opinion. The ones at arnside are the salmacis form which rarely have the white spot of the Scottish animals.
by bugboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Scottish Moths
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Scottish Moths

I've not managed to come up with anything for these two moths I found in the Scottish Glens at the beginning of June. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance :)
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Glen Loy 7/6/17

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North Shian 9/6/17
by bugboy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1428
Views: 27444

Re: Trevor

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Going to Bookham tomorrow to hopefully join in with the party :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by bugboy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Your employer must be very generous in allowing you to take quite a few days off, Paul :lol: . No doubt we'll hear of Brown Hairstreak records from you next week which I am looking forward to reading about. No pressure, mind :) . ATB Peter Hi Peter, well I have worked here for over 20 years so they...
by bugboy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

I note your comments regarding the 'autumnal feel' to proceedings, Bugboy. I daresay this is the inevitable downside to an 'early' year? That said, you're still seeing an excellent range of species and who knows, there might well be pleasant surprises in store round your way once autumn genuinely c...
by bugboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

And Easter in December, who'd have thought butterflies would be re-writing Christianity! I'll definitely be on the look out for second gen White Admirals this year Wurzel, and I suspect we'll be seeing second gen Peacock and Swallowtails this year too. I wonder how many broods Millerds Holly Blues w...
by bugboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2074

Re: July 2017

A friend sent me this photo taken today of a Jersey Tiger moth seen along part of the north side of the Heathrow Airport perimeter road. I believe they are not a common sight at all, though are not unknown from the London area.Jersey Tiger.JPG Dave 20 years ago that would be true but these days the...
by bugboy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1726
Views: 33635

Re: millerd

I agree, I feel like I have 3D glasses on looking at it!
by bugboy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Yes that’s right, work! I have actually been back at work for one whole week now, it’s been a horrific shock to the system... That ritual must be most unpleasant for you, Bugboy, after your extended period of absence? I myself will be returning to work tomorrow after a full 3 weeks off and I daresa...
by bugboy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1428
Views: 27444

Re: Trevor

Lovely Brown Hairstreaks Trevor, well done on getting a male :mrgreen: although I suspect this crazy season we're having has a lot to do with it!
by bugboy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

Great shots of the Lulworths Bugboy :D Philzoid and I stopped off at Corfe Castle on the way and then found a cracking little place for lunch at Durlston where we were surrounded by Small, Essex and Lulworths. It was a cracking day for us, we didn't get the Grayling or the Cloudy which I was kinda ...
by bugboy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1704
Views: 33535

Re: Goldie M

That's a lovely Copper :) . I'd say Essex for all those skippers. All males from the looks of things but no obvious 'Small' scent patch. :)

Looking forward to see what else you see :D
by bugboy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27659

Re: Bugboys mission

8th July, Dorset Lulies Since I got Chequered Skipper this year I got it into my head that I was going to see all the Skippers in the one season, which obviously required a visit to the wonderfully scenic Dorset Coast. Like my other long distant day trips, extortionately high week day train fares m...
by bugboy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 663
Views: 20371

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Well done with those WLH and nice shots of the Foresters, I've never seen them in the UK :) :mrgreen:

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