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Postby biosdr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:25 pm

24.04.2012.

Dear diary ( :mrgreen: ),

this sunny morning (now it's raining :? ) I took my bike and went to visit a nearby forest.
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During hard cycling up the hill, some Whites were passing by. None on the ground.

Soon I saw something more interesting feeding on flowers - a Swallowtail. :)
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One meter away - a Scarce Swallowtail too. Both with one tail lost.
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Also in the neighborhood, there was a butterfly I've never seen before (in live).
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It was a Common Glider (Neptis sappho, Nymphalidae). :)
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On the way home, Comma was feeding on some kind of... excrement (I think).
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Postby Padfield » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Hi Dean. I'm interested to see common gliders on the wing already - a lovely butterfly. It often flies in the company of Fenton's wood white (Leptidea morsei). Do you get that in your region? It should certainly be flying now and I'd love to see pictures of it.

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Postby biosdr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:13 pm

Yes, you are right Guy! :) That species lives in my region.

I think I saw one today, but when I stopped and got closer it "disappeared". :roll: Maybe next time.

I took pictures of Leptidea sinapis two years ago on a meadow...

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Re: biosdr

Postby Reverdin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Love the Common Glider, I've never been remotely near where it flies, - lucky you ! :mrgreen:

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Postby Padfield » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:02 pm

biosdr wrote:I think I saw [a Fenton's wood white] today, but when I stopped and got closer it "disappeared". :roll: Maybe next time.


I look forward to a piccie! That is one of just two species I've seen but never photographed. I saw one in Hungary in 1994, again in the proximity of common gliders, but was unable to record it (that was back in the days of 35mm, when you couldn't just point the camera from 20m away, zoom in and click...).

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Re: biosdr

Postby David M » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:13 pm

I've been looking forward to biosdr's reports ever since he first joined this forum.

Keep them coming!


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