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Re: Katrina

Postby millerd » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:35 pm

A nice trio of photos, Katrina - very restful poses, especially considering how manic the Skippers can be in bright sunshine! :) I also missed your Knepp Brown Hairstreaks earlier and the Purple one too - excellent shots, and in particular the open-winged female. :mrgreen: :)

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Re: Katrina

Postby Wurzel » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:24 pm

I particularly like the second shot, the way the wings are held gives it a mores striped than spotted appearance :D

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 pm

Thanks Millerd. They certainly can be manic, I had to wait until early evening to get one resting!
Thanks Wurzel I see what you mean about the stripes!

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Bonus photo

Postby Katrina » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:28 pm

Bonus photo
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Re: Katrina

Postby trevor » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:54 pm

Lovely bonus photo, Katrina. I have yet to catch up with the Silver spots, this season.
Can't be everywhere at once !.

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Thanks Trevor, sometimes it would be good to have more time to see go to more sites in a week

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Re: Katrina

Postby Goldie M » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:11 pm

That's a lovely shot of a SSS Katrina, I love how the light catches it's head :D Goldie :D

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Steyning

Postby Katrina » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:14 pm

I went to Steyning today with a friend who had never seen a Brown Hairstreak and wanted to. Almost immediately I saw one flying and my friend found where it landed. Shortly followed by one a gentleman from Kent found. Also found were some caterpillars, I would be grateful if anyone could identify. We later found three more. Also seen were Adonis Blues, Common Blues, Small Heaths, Commas, Clouded Yellows , Meadow Browns and Small Coppers. Prior to that we had spent 30 mins at Southwick with no luck.
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Re: Katrina

Postby Pauline » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Hi Katrina

I'd hazard a guess that they are the larva of the Buff-tip moth. You've probably noticed I'm not great at moth ID's but think I've seen these cats before.

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Much appreciated Pauline ! :D

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Re: Steyning

Postby David M » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:06 pm

Katrina wrote:I went to Steyning today with a friend who had never seen a Brown Hairstreak and wanted to....


I've been in similar situations and it is an absolute joy after spending a few minutes observing when this precious quarry descends and reveals itself to a new audience.

I hope your friend returned home imbued with the same degree of satisfaction that we hardened enthusiasts enjoy.

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Re: Katrina

Postby Wurzel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:11 am

Great shots as usual Katrina :D Sounds like another convert to butterflying has been initiated :D

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks David and Wurzel. I don't think their enthusiasm is as big as mine but they were talking about incorporating a return trip with a spot of butterflying with a longer walk another time.

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Lullington Heath

Postby Katrina » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 pm

I took a walk with my friend today from Seven Sisters Country Park to Lullington Heath and back. We saw Meadow Browns, Small Heaths, Speckled Woods, Small Coppers, Common Blues, Commas, Red Admirals, a single Brimstone and some Whites. Back at the Seven Sisters Country Park there was a Hummingbird Hawk Moth by the visitor centre. Also seen were numerous dragonflies.
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Castle Hill

Postby Katrina » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:55 pm

I went to Castle Hill for the first time today with a friend. I was pleased to find some fresh butterflies. Conditions were terrible for photography with very active butterflies and windy conditions. We saw Small Coppers approx 8, Chalk Hill Blues and Adonis Blues in the hundreds, some Common Blues, some whites, many Small Heaths and Meadow Browns one Clouded Yellow which looked particularly orange in flight which we got close enough to clearly id but wouldn't stop for a photo, one Wall, one fresh Green-veined white some Silver-Y moths and one Blood-vein moth. One Chalk hill Blue female seemed to have particularly prominent white spots on its wings.
Can someone identify the mating whites for me . I am thinking Small Whites but cant make up my mind.
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Re: Katrina

Postby bugboy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:58 pm

Small Whites Katrina :)
Some addictions are good for the soul!

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks bugboy!

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Re: Katrina

Postby Wurzel » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:52 pm

Yep Small Whites Katrina, you did pretty well for shots despite the windy weather :D :mrgreen:

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Re: Katrina

Postby Katrina » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks Wurzel, eas a case of keep snapping and hope for the best!

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Queries from Castle Hill

Postby Katrina » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:19 pm

This morning I went to Castle Hill again. I saw Common, Adonis and Chalk Hill Blues, Small Heaths, Meadow Browns, Speckled Woods, Whites, about 5 Small Coppers and a single Clouded Yellow. Amongst these I found some blue eggs and caterpillars / larvae. Does anyone know what they are? I also. found a butterfly with a stripe of black instead of spots - can anyone identify the species? Will post prettier pictures later.
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