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by Jonathan Evans
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar ID needed
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Caterpillar ID needed

Cheers, Pete, thank's for that. :D
by Jonathan Evans
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar ID needed
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Caterpillar ID needed

Found this chap in my garden yesterday. I would be very grateful if someone could ID it for me. :)

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by Jonathan Evans
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Aberrant Small Tortoiseshell?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Aberrant Small Tortoiseshell?

NickB wrote:I see no one picked this up - looks within normal variation to me....
We did have a few comments earlier this year in a thread where we looked at yellower/whiter examples of Small Tortoiseshell colouration... :D
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Thanks Nick
by Jonathan Evans
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 60
Views: 1310

Re: Depression

That thought keeps me going :lol:
by Jonathan Evans
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 60
Views: 1310

Re: Depression

In the recent months I've taken great pleasure in observing the activities of the Speckled Woods that are resident in my Garden. I have frequently moved their favourite white, plastic garden chair (which they use as a basking platform), as the shadows begin to lengthen. Now I seem to have just one i...
by Jonathan Evans
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Another potential spot is the field between Forest Farm allotments and the weir, as it is surrounded by oaks and has large areas of bramble. Can't wait :!: :D Excellent pics Michael. Jon Thanks Jon :) And when it comes to finding the new sites, feel free to do so....Me, I'll just be trying to get g...
by Jonathan Evans
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Jonanthan & David - I have also contacted the South Wales branch of Butterfly Conservation about the White-Letter Hairstreaks at Forest Farm this year. It looks like they weren't aware of it's presence there though one had been seen in Pughs Garden Centre, which is less than a kilometre away (n...
by Jonathan Evans
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Aberrant Small Tortoiseshell?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Aberrant Small Tortoiseshell?

Is this an aberrant Small Tortoiseshell? It was seen yesterday at West Williamston in Pembrokeshire. It seems to be lacking nearly all of it's yellow pigmentation. Would be interseted to know.

Jon

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by Jonathan Evans
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

I went down to West Williamston in Pembrokeshire yesterday, (once David M had helpfully pointed out that it wasn't located on the Gower :lol:), to look for some female Brown Hairstreaks. It's a lovely place, and it was a nice change to be looking for butterflies right next to the saltmarsh. Just aft...
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Ahh...I See what I've done now :roll: . Will let you know how I get on :D .

Cheers,

Jon
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

You must have seen Wall browns at Kenfig, Michael? When I was there a couple of weeks ago there were quite a few. PS: If you go to look out for Nikki (lady in her late 50s who records BH activity there). She'll point you in the direction of the 'butterfly glade' where you will certainly see females...
by Jonathan Evans
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Bank Holiday weekend

Most forecasts are looking good at the moment, so fingers crossed :D :D
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar for ID
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Caterpillar for ID

No, I'm not it's a Comma :!: Just been through a few hundred moth caterpillar images :lol:
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar for ID
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Caterpillar for ID

Seen today on nettles in a hedgerow. I'm stumped once again :?

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by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Haha :lol:
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

David M wrote:Great day today. Probably the 2nd best of the year

Well done David, now if we can just find some Black Hairstreaks in South Wales, we're laughing :lol:
by Jonathan Evans
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Spent the day patrolling the fields at Glamorgan Canal Local Nature Reserve, Cardiff, mainly on the lookout for Nymphalids on the blackberries. Not a great deal about: 1 smart Peacock, 1 ragged and worn Comma, and 1 bird-pecked Small Tortoiseshell. Will hopefully pick up around the start of Septembe...
by Jonathan Evans
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

David M wrote: Also, and quite amazingly given that I've only seen one specimen prior to this week, a Painted Lady was on my mother's buddleia!!


Yes, nothing like last year. I've only seen 2: 1 at Broadcroft Quarry, Portland; and 1 at Durlston Country Park. A very poor showing :cry: .

Jon
by Jonathan Evans
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

Watch this space :!: :lol:
by Jonathan Evans
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: August Sighting 2010
Replies: 278
Views: 14068

Re: August Sighting 2010

I have heard that there are Purple Emperors in the Forest of Dean, but don't know of any specific sights or specific sightings eminating from there. Would be great if there were (and a lot closer :)).

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