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by bugboy
Sat May 27, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: White Admiral pupa
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: White Admiral pupa

Well done on finding that, even in your pictures I have to click on them to work out what's what! I had a little scout around where I saw a final instar WA cat at Bookham today but since you needed a ladder to get anywhere near them it would seem I'm unlikely to find one to photograph, not sure on t...
by bugboy
Sat May 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1158
Views: 23640

Re: Bugboys mission

27th May, Bookham I spent a few hours wandering around Bookham today but despite the warm conditions it was rather quiet. Last time I was here I found several caterpillars (none of which I was able to relocate today, probably dead or pupated), the Small Coppers had just started to emerge (the first...
by bugboy
Sat May 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: What is this insect, please?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: What is this insect, please?

Must be their season, I found one at Bookham today, magnificent beasts aren't they :)
by bugboy
Fri May 26, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Mystery moth caterpillars
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Mystery moth caterpillars

Hi,

I'm thinking these are young Emperor Moth cats but can anyone confirm for me please
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Thanks in advance :)
by bugboy
Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2556
Views: 55153

Re: Pauline

No question in my mind that you have a hutchinsoni there :)
by bugboy
Fri May 26, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1158
Views: 23640

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks guys, she was an absolute stunner, even after finding he was a she, she still looked male in flight. 23rd May, Blues and Walls This ‘week’s day off adventure’ took me down to Sussex again. The years first trip to Malling Down and then off to Wall Brown Alley. Two years ago when I first visite...
by bugboy
Fri May 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 84
Views: 912

Re: Art Frames

Utterly fabulous pictures as always Peter, those Small Blues in particular. Like you say finding a different pose can be a challenge but ovipositing and courtship always adds a bit of personality to the images.

Oh and yes you did get the caterpillar ID correct :)
by bugboy
Fri May 26, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strumshaw Fen for Swallowtails
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Strumshaw Fen for Swallowtails

Susie wrote:My thanks again to Rosalyn and Trev. I went to the area you suggested and had a very successful day, seeing three swallowtails. :D


:mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:
by bugboy
Thu May 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1158
Views: 23640

Re: Bugboys mission

That Brown Argus is unusual, Buggy. Was it symmetrical? Funnily enough I've never managed to photograph a Green Hairstreak at Ivinghoe - as you say, they are never in the right position. A nice set of Dukes, though, and I'm looking forward to what appeared on Pitstone Hill and over to Aldbury... :)...
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: SimonC69
Replies: 83
Views: 1805

Re: SimonC69

That's a great in cop shot, I especially like the shape made by their joined abdomens, very arty :)
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: M40 compensation area
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: M40 compensation area

Seems that this site - great for black hairstreak - is now closed. Not sure of the reasons? Kind Regards Mark https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1309387575805590 On the comments under the post: Butterfly Conservation Upper Thames Branch The land belongs to the Highway Agency. We've been trying t...
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1158
Views: 23640

Re: Bugboys mission

Thank you all, they certainly lived up to their reputation of just flopping around nonchalantly, minding their own business and not at all bothered by your presence :) 22nd May, Dukes and stuff (Part 1) Well it was another half day so another afternoon spent with minor royalty. It was definitely war...
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2010
Views: 79522

Re: Neil Freeman

Great Tortoiseshell ab. looks like Aglais ichnusa from Corsica and Sardinia. :)
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 2861
Views: 128719

Re: Wurzel

A cracking post with some cracking butterflies, that's not a Green Hairstreak, its a GREEN Hairstreak! :mrgreen:
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1294
Views: 23779

Re: Trevor

Lovely Painted Lady, I saw a few down on the south coast yesterday. Shaping up for a good year for them if reports from the continent come to fruition :)
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1611
Views: 30786

Re: millerd

Hi Dave, just catching up on peoples diaries, your local patch is doing rather well :). If you're still searching for Small Coppers this year, look no further than Bookham :)
by bugboy
Wed May 24, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2556
Views: 55153

Re: Pauline

I'll have to go and try and re-find my wild Purple Hairstreak cat next weekend.
by bugboy
Sun May 21, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: David M
Replies: 524
Views: 33420

Re: David M

Ooooh yes, that Adonis looks like it's been plugged into the mains!
by bugboy
Sat May 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 2861
Views: 128719

Re: Wurzel

Beautiful Pearls, Wurzel, every one. :) They really glow, don't they? You're right about that being a female - slightly different wing shape and not quite so "glowing" in colour as well as the egg-laden abdomen. I think I may have to stray back down there soon, especially as the latest we...
by bugboy
Sat May 20, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Tony Moore
Replies: 85
Views: 1628

Re: Tony Moore

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Powdery Green Sapphire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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