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by bugboy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3024
Views: 88622

Re: Padfield

That's the big question, Buzzard! The species is said to be strictly single-brooded but it has a strange phenology, appearing in May, disappearing some time in June (when it seems to fly up into the mountains) and reappearing in July/August. The May insects nectar happily together, showing no aggre...
by bugboy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Abberant Common Blue.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Abberant Common Blue.

That's an interesting individual, did you manage to glimpse the upper side as well?
by bugboy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Winter social 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Winter social 2017

Susie wrote:I'll be there if I can. :)


Who are you? :P
by bugboy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1567
Views: 31178

Re: Trevor

Nice one Trevor. Both Bob and James said they didn't think the third brood had peaked yet and with females still emerging it looks like they are right!
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1445
Views: 30886

Re: Bugboys mission

I generally err on underexposing in the field since it's easier to 'rescue' I find. There is a schoolboy joke in there about exposing in the field - but I am not going to go there...or did I just do it anyway... :lol: Yes you went there, but I would expect nothing less from you :lol: :wink: I'm rea...
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1445
Views: 30886

Re: Bugboys mission

Bugboy, delightful pictures and lovely colours on show there. And so many fresh looking insects especially the Copper. Can I ask do you deliberately expose for a dark looking background? It works well on some images with vibrant colours. Just wondered if you take them like it or tweak later? Maybe ...
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 722
Views: 22181

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

You DID get the day posted before me :shock: Thanks for the tour, I can see the attraction now :)
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3058
Views: 138649

Re: Wurzel

"Every Brown Hairstreak is special to me", my thoughts exactly :D Glad you didn't miss out the Hairstreak fest!
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Katrina
Replies: 606
Views: 16020

Re: Katrina

My moneys on a Large White there Katrina :)
by bugboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1445
Views: 30886

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks guys, it's always nice to find a little gem like her at this time of year :) 19th September, High and Over This place seems to be a bit of a Mecca for south eastern butterfliers at this time of year (Trevor seems to have taken root there :lol: !) so I figured it was about time I ventured out ...
by bugboy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50263

Re: Pete Eeles

I want to "do this properly" and there are several gaps to close that will take a season (or two) to sort out. You seem to have covered so much in the last two or three years, Pete. Which are the species you haven't yet covered satisfactorily? Cryptic Wood White, Heath Fritillary, Mountai...
by bugboy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Winter social 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Winter social 2017

Just a gentle bump to make sure everyone knows about this years event :)
by bugboy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1567
Views: 31178

Re: Trevor

Those Walls are doing exceptionally well there, if I get up early enough tomorrow I may well venture that far myself :)
by bugboy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1445
Views: 30886

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks guys, here's some more common species to brighten up a mediocre day weather wise including some nice Meadow Browns just for you Wurzel :) 18th September, local patches The forecast wasn’t particularly wonderful today but there seemed to be enough of a chance of sun to venture out so I spent t...
by bugboy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1445
Views: 30886

Re: Bugboys mission

16th September I went to Bookham again today, this time accompanied by padawan who’s never been here. It wasn’t the best choice weather-wise, and trains did their best to further ruin the day but we managed to get there in the end! Cool and grey conditions greeted us, not too promising but within a...
by bugboy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1913
Views: 36830

Re: millerd

Wurzel wrote:... By the way when you mentioned 'they must be some of the trickiest butterflies to persuade to open up.' are you now branching out into White Whispering as well? :wink: :lol:

Have a goodun

Wurzel


Well he does have a fair bit of spare time on his hands now :wink:
by bugboy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3024
Views: 88622

Re: Padfield

' Southern Small Whites hopping the channel '. Don't say that Guy !. :shock: Imagine having to carefully scrutinise every White, to see if it is a rare visitor !. However the Queens from ' over there ' were most welcome. Best wishes, Trevor. These past couple of years when I've visited the south co...
by bugboy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 168
Views: 3086

Re: Art Frames

Superb couple of reports Peter. I love that Peacock, it's almost 3D! The video is fascinating as well, the way the males force the females antennae onto they're scent patches, very persistent little sods aren't they :lol: !
by bugboy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Butterflysaurus rex
Replies: 722
Views: 22181

Re: Butterflysaurus rex

Thank you Paul :D indeed they were, with better weather forecast for next week I'm hoping there's more to come. I keep hearing about (and seeing pictures from) that place from you Trevor and Badger but I've never explored myself. I have loosely pencilled in a visit this coming weekend but the weath...
by bugboy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: millerd
Replies: 1913
Views: 36830

Re: millerd

Hi Dave, nice to bump into once again, sorry you missed out on a Hairstreak but those Coppers are a good compensation. You did much better with the Commas than me though, only saw that one! That caterpillar isn't what I thought it was, its a Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis and the moth well.... looking...

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