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by Pete Eeles
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 985

Re: October 2017

Does anyone know what the white area above the egg shell is? Hi Peter, After emerging from the egg, the larva will move to the underside of the leaf and feed on the epidermis. This leaves transparent "windows" in the leaf when viewed from above, and you may be seeing the start of that. Th...
by Pete Eeles
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3046
Views: 89447

Re: Padfield

Padfield wrote:I found a few more white-letter hairstreak eggs yesterday. Here are two views of the same pair:


Great finds, Guy - inspirational stuff! I can't wait for the leaves to fall so that part 4 of the season can start in earnest :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID confirmation please
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: ID confirmation please

That's a very productive nettle patch! The pupa is a Comma. The larva is a final-instar Red Admiral.

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Gardeners World - Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Gardeners World - Butterflies

Thanks for posting this, Mike; I must have missed it! Definitely appreciated by both myself and my better half (who is the gardener in my case also!).

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3046
Views: 89447

Re: Padfield

Cotswold Cockney wrote:Memory not all it was but, the HBF overwinters as a fully developed larva inside the egg shell.


Good point, John! There is clearly quite a spectrum of immature stages (not just ovum, larva, pupa) that could be considered.

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3046
Views: 89447

Re: Padfield

According to Lafranchis, the eggs hatch almost immediately but the caterpillars then lie dormant without feeding until the next spring. This is, indeed, a very interesting species. Great work, Guy! This larval strategy is the same used by Silver-washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary, but not ...
by Pete Eeles
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rev A M Moss
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Rev A M Moss

Philip Howse has asked for our help. Please see below. Cheers, - Pete The Rev Arthur Miles Moss built the first Anglican Church in the Amazon (Belém, Brazil) in 1912, where his parish was the largest in the world, roughly 3000 miles long by 800 miles wide, and where the far-flung communities were ac...
by Pete Eeles
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50735

Re: Pete Eeles

bugboy wrote:Alphabetical order, that's what I like to see, a man with a plan! :wink:


:lol: And spreadsheets galore :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50735

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 Pete Eeles
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: ID confirmation please
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: ID confirmation please

It might get damaged or destroyed in its present location (if say bottle is moved). I would wait until chrysalis is fully hardened and then very carefully cut the silk-like threads that hold it in place, being especially careful where the pad at end of abdomen is attached. Then transfer to a safe p...
by Pete Eeles
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50735

Re: Pete Eeles

Cracking stuff Pete :D Can I pre-pre-order a copy of your tome? :Dl Thanks Wurzel! Yes, in time. I want to "do this properly" and there are several gaps to close that will take a season (or two) to sort out. But the outline and first species description is complete - 58 or so to go :) Whe...
by Pete Eeles
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

I'd say that any photo can be entered, no matter when it was taken.

The assumption here is that photography (and photographs) improves over time and that most entries will be more recent.

But if someone found a gem from 1962, then I wouldn't have a problem anyone entering that :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1026
Views: 50735

Re: Pete Eeles

Thanks David! A few updates based on recent events ... Lots of Red Admiral larvae and pupae about at the moment! 1.jpg A few Comma that I've reared through have been parasitised by Sturmia bella :( 2.jpg 4.jpg A day trip to the Isle of Wight allowed me to spend a good amount of time surveying variou...
by Pete Eeles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings

Videos are now fixed and I've updated your post. Thanks for letting me know!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Ok - I've found the problem here, which is that the flickr links are NOT images, but links to web pages. The [img] tag only works with images (JPEGs and the like). If you go to a flickr page such as https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/35906497684/in/album-72157687951243235 , then you can cli...
by Pete Eeles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Padfield wrote:As an administrator I can see the source text of the post and the images are correctly linked to Flickr - they just don't show in this page.


There's an issue with external links using [img] and [video] tags. I'm looking into this.

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Courtship video of Woodland Graylings

Very nice work, Peter! I wonder if this courtship is equivalent to semele - it would be good to see an actual pairing, but know how difficult it can be to capture that! I have tried to embed the video in this post but have failed every way I tried I can't get the mechanism to work either - seems lik...
by Pete Eeles
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Red Admiral (Early Stages)
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: Red Admiral (Early Stages)

Great work, as ever, Vince! I seem to have been rearing large numbers of parasites this year; I have to bite my lip every time I let one go :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Winter social 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Winter social 2017

In the diary!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Small Tortoiseshell
Topic: Small Tortoiseshell 3rd brood?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Small Tortoiseshell 3rd brood?

Thanks Iain, Vince - that clears things up.

I am worried (again!) about this species, having not seen too many this year (or their larval webs).

Cheers,

- Pete

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