Notes and Views - August 2017

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Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:30 pm

A Monarch was photographed at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Sussex by Chris Bentley on 4th August. The thoughts are that this is probably a genuine migrant. Reported on Sussex BC website http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings/

Another was photographed at Durlston County Park, Dorset by Thomas Moore on 14th August. Reported on BC Dorset Twitter feed https://twitter.com/BC_Dorset/status/90 ... pdates.php

Another was seen in Arundel, Sussex by Josse Davis on 29th August. Reported on Sussex BC website http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings/

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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:33 pm

A Swallowtail was photographed in a garden in Beckley, Sussex on 7th August by Joey King. Reported on Sussex BC website http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings/

Another was seen in Alfriston, Sussex on 22nd August by Tim Squire. Reported on Sussex BC website http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings/

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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:38 pm

A male Long-tailed Blue was photographed at Southwick Basin, (Shoreham), Sussex by David Cook on 8th August. In past years this has been a good, solid site for this migrant species. Reported on Sussex BC website http://www.sussex-butterflies.org.uk/sightings/

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Long-tailed Blue 8-Aug-2017 (David Cook)


By the end of September it became clear that the 2017 migration of this species had stalled, with only one other sighting reported. This came from Keith Heaven, who photographed a Long-tailed Blue at Sandwich Bay, Kent on 28th September.
Reported on Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory website http://sbbot.org.uk/sightings-2/butterflies/

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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:21 am

A fresh Camberwell Beauty was photographed in Burgess Hill, Sussex on 12th August by Gemma Curtis. Reported on BC Sussex Twitter page https://twitter.com/BCSussex/status/896 ... pdates.php

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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:30 am

A new species for Scotland, when a White-letter Hairstreak was photographed near Paxton, Berwickshire on 9th August by Iain Cowe. Reported on UKB forum viewtopic.php?t=9467&start=0#p123461

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Iain Cowe 9-Aug-2017


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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 am

A Queen of Spain Fritillary was seen at Piddington, Sussex by Dave Harris on 26th August. A visit by Neil Hulme and others the following day found 3 males in the locality. Reported in UKB personal diary viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4065&start=2720#p124020

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Queen of Spain Fritillary 28-Aug-2017 (Neil Hulme)


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Re: Notes and Views - August 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:40 am

Observations on Comma larvae feeding on Hazel in a wood in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, posted by peterc. Reported on UKB forum viewtopic.php?f=48&t=9498&p=124402#p124400

Comma larva on hazel stem 2 Millennium Wood 12Aug17.jpg
peterc 12-Aug-2017


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