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by bugboy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Fascinating thread. One would presume that the main cause of death (non human related) of these winter offspring would be vertebrate insectivore predation and weather related since any parasites/parasitoids would be hibernating. Or are some of them becoming more active in our milder winters :?:
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2072
Views: 39678

Re: millerd

Wurzel wrote:And still the Red Admirals come! :D I reckon you'll be able to muster one up this weekend on the way to the Social Dave :D

Have a goodun

Wurzel


You might be right there, the forecast (for what it's worth) is for a lovely sunny day. Keep your camera handy just in case :)
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Heath Fritillary
Topic: Heath Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Heath Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2017

Hockley Wood provided by Heath Frit fix this year and I must say, they seem to be doing rather well there at the moment, I just hope the habitat management continues. I find the constant 'sexual harassment' amusing with this species. The males just don't seem to get the message and the females just ...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Grizzled Skipper
Topic: Grizzled Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Grizzled Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

This year I found my first ever ab. Taras Grizzled Skipper ab. taras, Hutchinsons Bank.JPG I found this one posing very attractively on a Sorrel flower head Grizzled Skipper female, Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve.JPG This couple from Denbies make a nice comparison Grizzled Skipper female, Denbies Hil...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Green-veined White
Topic: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Green-veined White - Favourite Photo of 2017

Plenty of these about for me this year and lots of pictures to sift through... a female just about to take flight Green-veined White female, Bookham Commons.JPG and another one who luckily stayed in focus at lift off. They provided a welcome distraction whilst searching for the very elusive Large To...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2214
Views: 90757

Re: Neil Freeman

Very jealous of your garden: Coal Tits, Nuthatch, Woodpecker's and Bullfinch to add to the more common visitors :mrgreen: :)
by bugboy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Andrew555
Replies: 61
Views: 790

Re: Andrew555

Great recent set of shots Andrew, pick of the bunch for me is that Duke perched on the Daisies :)
by bugboy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 2072
Views: 39678

Re: millerd

:shock: Ok Dave, exactly what sorcery are you performing there ? 'Holly Blue.. I summon thee!!' Amazing :mrgreen: Dave's witchcraft over Holly Blues is legendary in these parts but even so this is quite out there even by his standards! :shock: Your next mission should you choose to accept it is to ...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33787

Re: Bugboys mission

12th and 13th November, the dying embers of 2017 Two sunny mid-November days, not the most obvious days to go out hunting butterflies, especially since I have my winter woolly’s on now, but in this day ‘n’ age you never know what may appear. It was a toss-up what day to go where, two days and two s...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 160
Views: 3998

Re: Gary.N

Couldn't agree more, well done and very deserving :)
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Grayling
Topic: Grayling - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Grayling - Favourite Photo of 2017

I wasn't even going to try and single out one image for these, I had such a good year with these guys. One of several highlights of my year was watching and photographing egg laying in process, surprisingly easy for such a normally tetchy butterfly. Grayling ovipositing, Chobham Common.JPG Next year...
by bugboy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Green Hairstreak
Topic: Green Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Green Hairstreak - Favourite Photo of 2017

I had a few good encounters with these this past season. I like these two, taken at the reliable Denbies colony, as they show how different they look under cloudy (matt) and sunny (sparkly) conditions :) Green Hairstreak, Denbies Hillside #1.JPG Green Hairstreak, Denbies Hillside #2.JPG This third o...
by bugboy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: GM Butterflies, hmmmmm
Replies: 5
Views: 91

GM Butterflies, hmmmmm

by bugboy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

Happy Birthday young man :D
by bugboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1705
Views: 35148

Re: Trevor

Impressive Meadow Brown sighting :mrgreen: . I wonder how many of those Red Admirals I saw the other day, almost certainly the same gang!
by bugboy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Pete Eeles wrote: The change in appearance from newly-emerged to ready-to-moult is extraordinary...

- Pete


It certainly doesn't take them long to take on their trademark 'plump' look :lol:
by bugboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33787

Re: Bugboys mission

Yes Trevor , much better value, works out not far of £1 a butterfly :D, excellent value for early November! Thanks Essex , yup I magicked a glorious sunny day on a day off :) Thanks Andrew , a few years ago neither did I! Out of the wind it could have been a cool summer day Wurzel , I was in shirt a...
by bugboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

I also had some (probable) egg laying at Hadleigh Country Park in Essex on the 28th October. I wasn't able to check for eggs but the behaviour signified egg laying was occuring.
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by bugboy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1512
Views: 33787

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Andrew, yup the frost free south coast is still worth a visit if you happen to catch a sunny day with nothing to do :) 6th November, Part 2 Even before I got to Mill Hill I was seeing Butterflies. Waiting for the train at Southwick, I watched a pair of courting Red Admirals flying around the ...

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