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Marmari

Postby marmari » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:25 am

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Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby marmari » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:47 pm

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Re: Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby Padfield » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:20 pm

Beautiful shots of an iconic Egyptian butterfly (the earliest known identifiable pictures of any butterfly are of plain tigers, in Egypt)!

For the large, off-white one, I'd suggest Catopsilia florella, the African migrant.

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Re: Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby marmari » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:26 pm

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Re: Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby David M » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:38 pm

There's certainly nothing 'plain' about this species. Hopefully I'll get to see a few myself in the not too distant future.

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Re: Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby Lee Hurrell » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:11 pm

They certainly are a stunning sight - lovely pictures, Marmari.

I love the way the wing tips have caught the light in the second image and when the sun shines through that rich caramel colour, it lights up like sunshine :D

David, you can see them in southern Spain if you fancy a trip to the med!

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Re: Plain Tiger in Egypt

Postby David M » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:40 pm

Lee Hurrell wrote:David, you can see them in southern Spain if you fancy a trip to the med!


They're also present in the south of France, although I suspect they're a bit scarcer there.

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Re: Marmari

Postby marmari » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:33 pm

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Re: Marmari

Postby Neil Hulme » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 pm

Congratulations! I'm delighted for you, as I know how much effort you've put into trying to find the Holy Grail of British butterflies. I've been over with Matthew (Oates) recently, but this year we failed at Woodhouse despite giving it a thorough going over. Plenty of Comma plus a few Peacock, Brimstone, Red Admiral and three Speckled Wood was the best we could muster. We bumped into John Rowell who confirmed a lack of success on his part this season. We suspected that they might have dispersed from this overwintering ground and so went looking elsewhere on the island ...... but not Walters Copse :wink: .
Well done again, and great pics!
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Re: Marmari

Postby Pete Eeles » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:50 pm

Well done Peter - very happy for you! Sometimes perseverance pays off! I had an "experience" myself today. Will post in my diary shortly - not as spectacular as your sighting though!

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Re: Marmari

Postby Mark Colvin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:26 pm

Congratulations.

Now that's what I call a result ...

Kind regards. Mark

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Re: Marmari

Postby Padfield » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:50 pm

That's marvellous news - well done! I can almost physically feel your elation from here!

That looks to me like a female. Let's hope she has left lots of eggs on her travels around the island. In fact, what you really need now is to catch her in the act...

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Re: Marmari

Postby Ian Pratt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Well done Peter. Glad they are still around on the IOW after the problems at Woodhouse Copse.

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Re: Marmari

Postby Wurzel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:40 pm

What is it with today? I was happy with my first Small White in the garden and then I read about people getting back from Spain and all the species there, then there's a Camberwell Beauty in Wiltshire and now here's a Large Tortoiseshell :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Congratulations though, some great shots there :D

Have a goodun

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Re: Marmari

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:48 am

Very well done Peter :mrgreen:, I'm pleased your efforts were finally rewarded.
Would it be possible to add these images to the Species-Specific Album please? I would ideally like to see all the Large Tortoiseshell images taken in the Isle of Wight over the past few years put into the Album. I have seen them posted in the past, so if there is anybody out there who has any, could they oblige please?

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Re: Marmari

Postby Ian Pratt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:47 am

My photo of the LT from 3 years ago is now in the album.

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Re: Marmari

Postby adrian riley » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:03 am

Wurzel wrote:What is it with today? I was happy with my first Small White in the garden and then I read about people getting back from Spain and all the species there, then there's a Camberwell Beauty in Wiltshire and now here's a Large Tortoiseshell :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Congratulations though, some great shots there :D

Have a goodun

Wurzel


Hi, Wurzel
Do you have any details about the Cambeaut in Wilts?
Cheers, Adrian Riley

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Re: Marmari

Postby dilettante » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:40 am

Excellent LT sighting and photos. What a fantastic experience!

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Re: Marmari

Postby MikeOxon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:49 am

adrian riley wrote:Do you have any details about the Cambeaut in Wilts?


look at the recent tweets list on this site. Info at http://www.wiltshire-butterflies.org.uk/

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Re: Marmari

Postby Lee Hurrell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Good work on the LT! And lovely shots.

What a treat that must have been.

Best wishes,

Lee
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