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by bugboy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: ELM TREK - a five year mission.
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: ELM TREK - a five year mission.

I would be keen to know more about the resistant strains of Elm. Are they the same species as the native Elm? Actually Jamie Burston has some information about the types of DED resistant Elm’s used in his excellent personal diary here. http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8...
by bugboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3129
Views: 98811

Re: Padfield

It's been tantalizingly close to seeing such sights down in the south east of the UK in recent days, well it was until today. I think I have a few weeks to go before I can stop relying on the likes of you to get my butterfly fix though
by bugboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1575
Views: 38669

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks guys, here's some more 'birds in motion' :) 18th February, Mr Sod and his well-known Law is most definitely working overtime on my life at the moment! You don’t need to watch the weather forecast to know what’s going to be happening, just a copy of my work rota will let you know exactly when ...
by bugboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Test
Topic: Gif test
Replies: 0
Views: 33

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by bugboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Butterflies of Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Butterflies of Europe

Now that sounds like a book that should sit proudly on any lepidopterists bookshelf!
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Butterfly classification
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Butterfly classification

Sorry about the inaccurate link - not too clever with all this modern techno stuff :oops: . I also first came across Hedylidae through the latest excellent book by Adrian Hoskins. Must say, they look very 'mothy' to me! :mrgreen: Are there any photographs of the larvae? I can't find any. Fascinatin...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1745
Views: 40641

Re: Trevor

Nice one Trevor, not long to wait until they're all over the place again :)
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overall Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Overall Favourite Photo of 2017

Well it was definitely a long year for me with countless memorable moments. Should it be the Large Tortoiseshell I came across at the beginning of the year or the QoS at the end? I went to get to Scotland, Ireland and Wales (just) in my travels last year so perhaps one of those encounters would make...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Wood White
Topic: Wood White – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Wood White – Favourite Photo of 2017

The first of my 2017 lifers, I finally managed to get to Chiddingfold Wood with the help of Susie to find them during their first brood Wood White, Chiddingfold Wood.JPG and I managed to find a few courting couples and see the bizarre ritual which I'd hoped to watch :) Wood White's courting, Chiddin...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vagrant – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Vagrant – Favourite Photo of 2017

Well I going have a stab and suggest this thread may have a fair few QoS images soon, so here's a couple of my favourites from a memorable few hours in a field in the middle of nowhere :D
Queen of Spain Fritillary male, Piddinghoe #58.JPG

Queen of Spain Fritillary male, Piddinghoe #84.JPG
by bugboy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Butterfly classification
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Butterfly classification

I just wish the chart on the right wasn't so low resolution, it would help me get my head around who's who's cousins! Here you go Paul. http://www.cell.com/cms/attachment/2119012324/2087983699/gr1_lrg.jpg Thanks James. I can see that the Owls and Morpho's are now part of Satyrinae subfamily which I...
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: ELM TREK - a five year mission.
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: ELM TREK - a five year mission.

Yes, great stuff James. I remember you telling me about this up on High and Over last year. After I found and reported a WLH egg a month or two ago at work my Horticulture dept. have been very eager to aid them and have recently purchased a Disease resistant Elm (as recommended by Jamie) to plant on...
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: February 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: February 2018

A couple of Red Admiral seen at Tottenham Marshes this afternoon, first butterflies of the year. Both saw me before I saw them so no photos sadly.
by bugboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1308
Views: 29446

Re: essex buzzard

Great shots Essex, I've been practicing my Wader ID skills down your way this winter on Two Tree Island. I have many many shots similar to yours now :)
by bugboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Butterfly classification
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Butterfly classification

Although a lot of the more detailed terminology goes flying over my head like a Painted Lady heading south, I do find this kind of stuff interesting. I just wish the chart on the right wasn't so low resolution, it would help me get my head around who's who's cousins!
by bugboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: A Beginner - Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: A Beginner - Identification

I'd agree with everything Guy said as well. My first instinct was a Small White too.
by bugboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3129
Views: 98811

Re: Padfield

Only weeks to go before we start seeing similar sights (minus the snow) round here :)
by bugboy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: Info needed - Bentley Wood, Hampshire
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Info needed - Bentley Wood, Hampshire

Two years ago I bumped into Neil Hulme there and between us we didn't get a sniff of a Marsh Frit.
by bugboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: White-letter Hairstreak
Topic: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017

Now that Bugboy would be my idea of heaven. What a sight that would have been...tremendous!! Maybe this year. :) Thanks Iain, it was/is a wonderful sight, and seems to be a regular event so I consider myself very lucky to have a site close by where they come down in good numbers. Fingers crossed th...
by bugboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: White-letter Hairstreak
Topic: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: White-letter Hairstreak – Favourite Photo of 2017

Yet again my Essex site came up trumps for this species in 2017. These images were all taken on the best of a few visits when somewhere between 40 & 50 were flying around brambles. If anything there were almost too many, you'd just close in on one perfectly posed when another one you hadn't noti...

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