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Postby Gary.N » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:14 pm

It about time I started a diary. So I will start with my and Vic Downer Large Tortoiseshell we saw in April this year on my first transect at Lullington Heath.

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Large Tortoiseshell at Lullington Heath


It flew past as a couple of times and we wondered what it was. Luckily it landed a hundred yards away. I nearly didn't go and look at it but curiously got the better of me. A few shots and then it was gone.
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Postby David M » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:30 pm

Difficult to get off to a better start than that, Gary.

More please!

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Postby bugboy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:36 pm

:shock: :mrgreen:

If this is a taste of future posts then get used to a lot responses like this! :lol:
Some addictions are good for the soul!

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Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:36 pm

Hi Gary,

A fantastic find, I hope I manage to see a Large Tortoiseshell one day. I suspect you have many more surprises to come, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more. :wink:

All the best

James

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Postby Gary.N » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:41 pm

About 2 weeks ago my phone broken, but thanks to Neil.H and James who got through to me on a Saturday night I got some nice shots of two LTB's at Beeding on the Sunday.
Thanks guys.

Drew Covered LTB.jpg


Female LTB.jpg


Male LTB.jpg


Male LTB 2.jpg

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Postby David M » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:47 pm

What is that wispy stuff the LTB is resting on? Is it rosebay willowherb?

Quite a few images lately have shown these butterflies taking a fancy to it.

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Wurzel » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Even if you didn't see anything between April and November those two species more than make up for it :shock: :mrgreen: :D

Have a goodun

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Postby Gary.N » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:50 pm

It's Old Man Beard.

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Postby David M » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:52 pm

Gary.N wrote:It's Old Man Beard.


Thanks, Gary. That's a clematis, I believe?

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Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:04 pm

Gary.N wrote:It's Old Man Beard.

Thankfully the old man was moving so slowly we all managed to get some photos. :D

ATB

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Postby Paul Harfield » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:07 pm

David M wrote:
Gary.N wrote:It's Old Man Beard.


Thanks, Gary. That's a clematis, I believe?


Also known as Travellers Joy, I believe :D

Great start to your diary Gary :D

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Postby Butterflysaurus rex » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:10 pm

I must say I really like the last two photos of the male, really nice. :D

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Postby Gary.N » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:24 pm

Had a good day out at Brighton racecourse with James on Saturday. So the photo are nearly the same. The Red Admiral I found as a black and white cat tried to catch and it flew up into the hedge. I had her on my finger for a good 5 minutes. I guess my finger was nice and warm.

Red1.jpg

Red2.jpg

Reds Scales.jpg


Then James's phone went off. Neil had found a LTB and I got a couple of nice shots of her.

LTBRaceCourse2.jpg

LTBRaceCourse.jpg

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Postby trevor » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:37 am

:D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :!:

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Postby Goldie M » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:51 pm

I second Trevor, what can we say :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Goldie :D

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Re: Gary.N

Postby Gary.N » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:46 pm

Thanks Trevor.
Thanks Goldie.
:D

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Re: Gary.N

Postby David M » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:51 pm

Can you be sure that your 'Large Tortoiseshell' isn't a Yellow-Legged (Scarce) Tortoiseshell?

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Postby Padfield » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:45 pm

All downhill from now on, Gary ... It's going to be tough beating a start like this! :D

In answer to David, yes, that's large tortoiseshell.

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Postby David M » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:00 pm

How can you differentiate, Guy?

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Postby MikeOxon » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:00 pm

Padfield wrote:All downhill from now on, Gary ... It's going to be tough beating a start like this! :D
In answer to David, yes, that's large tortoiseshell.


Clearly, then, your next target has to be the yellow-legged :)


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