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by Pete Eeles
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Vince Massimo wrote:A full count along the whole length of the wall produced 192 eggs


:shock: :shock: :shock:

Nice work sir :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

Nice one Mr Barkham! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/13/why-tolerate-tarmac-geddon-countryside-arundel-bypass-national-park?CMP=share_btn_tw BWs, Neil I completely agree. I came across Patrick's article via an unexpected route (sitting on a train reading over someone's shoulder),...
by Pete Eeles
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

Thanks Roger. Nice to see you and Sylvie too!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 160
Views: 3999

Re: Gary.N

Congrats. to you and Theresa on your award, very well deserved. Best wishes, Trevor. Agree - congrats Gary (and Theresa) on the BC Outstanding Volunteer award for your excellent work on the Small and Pearl-bordered fritillaries! It was great to meet you both and hear about your ever-so-interesting ...
by Pete Eeles
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

Thanks David - good to see you today!

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

Thank you all for the very kind wishes! I've had a great day at the BC AGM and members' day with some excellent talks and, of course, the chance to catch up with a ton of people, including many UKBers! I won't name them all because I will undoubtedly forget someone! Thanks again all - including thos...
by Pete Eeles
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Vince kindly provided me with 4 eggs, 3 of which have hatched. I've attached a couple of photos that are both of a 1st instar larva. The change in appearance from newly-emerged to ready-to-moult is extraordinary, and something I've now observed in quite a few Nymphalidae (Glanville Fritillary had me...
by Pete Eeles
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: November 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 1052

Re: November 2017

I've seen a Red Admiral almost every day in my garden for the past month (and often up to a dozen), at least when the sun is out. They've had an incredible year and eggs are still being laid! I'll be putting out yet more fruit (to rot) in the morning for them :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In partnership with ...
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: In partnership with ...

Thanks Guy, Dave, Dave, Dan, Wurzel! Without all of your input, UKB would be nothing, so this is definitely a "team effort" :)

Cheers,

- Pete
by Pete Eeles
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Updated phenology charts
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Updated phenology charts

Thanks Peter! Yes, ironing out year-specific abnormalities against a general trend has absorbed a lot of time. Having said that, some species have really shifted considerably, the Lulworth Skipper showing a flight period that is way beyond anything I would ever have imagined 10 years ago! Cheers, - ...
by Pete Eeles
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In partnership with ...
Replies: 6
Views: 269

In partnership with ...

Hi all, I recently met with Julie Williams (BC Chief Exec) and Dr. Nigel Bourn (BC Director of Conservation Science and Policy) to discuss the complementary nature of BC (the charity) and UKB (the community). It was a really positive meeting that is going to lead to a closer alignment moving forward...
by Pete Eeles
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Updated phenology charts
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Updated phenology charts

You won't notice this unless I mention it and so .... I've spent the last two weeks poring over various data sources with a view to updating the phenology charts, and the result can now be seen on all of the species pages and the phonologies summary: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species_phenologie...
by Pete Eeles
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1782

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: 3072
Views: 91243

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: 358

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: 609

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: 3072
Views: 91243

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: 3072
Views: 91243

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: 120

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: 51295

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

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