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by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1518
Views: 29049

Re: millerd

Looks like you hit the jackpot today Dave and the final Duchess must be an ab. I've actually found females licking dry mud paths twice, one last year and one in 2015, both at Ivinghoe Beacon. I thought it strange myself. There's pictures of both females somewhere in my PD. Looking forward to part 2 ...
by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Moth ID required
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Moth ID required

Yup, that's a female Muslin Moth David :)
by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 2857
Views: 77952

Re: Padfield

Don't worry Guy, Bactrian Camels always look like that when moulting out their winter coats. Give it a few weeks and it will look like new again. Is someone farming them up there or can you go for Camel rides in the Alps now?
by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1559
Views: 29457

Re: Goldie M

A good range of spring species there Goldie :). Like the Grey Wagtail earlier as well
by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1214
Views: 21666

Re: Trevor

Love that roosting one, those pearls positively glow! Hope they can find somewhere sheltered to get through the coming arctic blast :?
by bugboy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 1955

Re: April 2017

Vince Massimo wrote:An unusually fresh-looking Comma here in Crawley today. It's a male which was holding territory in a sunny corner, but surely too early in the season for it to be newly emerged.Vince


And if it were newly emerged it would surely be a hutchinsoni. Maybe he just had an extra long lay in :)
by bugboy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Spanish IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Spanish IDs

Could this also be a Lulworth, Lee? It's mightily early for Small Skipper. Collins' guide gives a flight period of May/August and it hasn't exactly been a balmy late winter/spring in Spain by all accounts. The antennae don't look right for Lulworth but I can see a hint of orange on the underside an...
by bugboy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

Lovely images recently Buggy. I particularly like the rejection sequence and some of the earlier OT's look like they're glowing. That PH egg has definitely now hatched as you can see. Difficult to tell from earlier shot but I am still of the mind that it was work in progress at that point. I'll tak...
by bugboy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

David M wrote:You've overdosed on Orange Tips there, Bugboy. Surely you must be nearing your annual quota now! :)


Surely not, it's not even May yet, a good few more weeks left in them :D
by bugboy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

You're making me envious, Bugboy. Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak are next on my list, and I can only hope the Welsh weather allows me the opportunity this weekend to see them. I'm willing to swap a bit of welsh rain for some south east sun this weekend (I'm at work) :roll: Glad to see the Gr...
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 1955
Views: 77516

Re: Neil Freeman

Is it possible to overdose on Orange-tips? I do hope not, I can't imagine ever getting bored with them :)
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 2800
Views: 126437

Re: Wurzel

Some gorgeous vibrant images there Wurzel, still getting used to seeing in-season butterflies popping up on your diary though lol
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1214
Views: 21666

Re: Trevor

Looks like a morning well spent Trevor :mrgreen: :)
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 591
Views: 17355

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Lovely pictures James, looks like I shall be making my annual pilgrimage to Abotts Wood soon :)
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

That’s an impressive array of Orange Tip images, Bugboy. Even better when you consider that this species will probably only ‘peak’ in a week or so. Keep ‘em coming! If you insist David :D 18th April Surrey shenanigans Today was a two-site day. The plan was to start bright and early at Denbies to ca...
by bugboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2530
Views: 160940

Re: Neil Hulme

Thanks, Wurzel. Your time will come! A string of cold nights has put the brakes on for early spring species, which isn't such a bad thing. We need a bit of rain soon though, as some larval foodplants will start raising objections before too long. BWs, Neil I've commented on the lack of recent rain ...
by bugboy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

I don't mind Bugboy - I could look at OTs all day everyday :D Especially as in Wales today we had rain, wind and cold pretty much all day :( Hopefully tomorrow will be better... Have a goodun Wurzel We could do with some of that rain down here Wurzel, not had any for well over a month now. It's a w...
by bugboy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1579

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Hi Essex, I've had a local second opinion which also indicates Yellow Club-tailed Dragonfly ( Gomphus simillimus ), in French = Gomphe semblable. Chris I was going to offer this as a possibility myself but upon checking my European Dragonfly book simillimus doesn't appear until early May in France ...
by bugboy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 1955

Re: April 2017

... Note the dark spot on the forewings shaped like a comma and pupilled as well. I don't know how unusual this is but not something I have noticed before. ATB Peter I remember this was remarked on in my diary a couple of years ago. I have to say that I see quite a few like this around my patch her...
by bugboy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1082
Views: 21872

Re: Bugboys mission

Thank you everyone, as always in those situations it's largely down to luck :) 16th April, local patch I awoke this morning pleasantly surprised to see the sun was out so I made time for a few hours exploring my favourite corner of Walthamstow Marshes, hoping it was bright but cool enough for some H...

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