Notes and Views - May 2017

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Notes and Views - May 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed May 17, 2017 5:13 pm

Interesting observations on the egg laying habits of the Holly Blue. Initially reported by Dave Miller in the forums section with contributions from others viewtopic.php?t=9308&start=0#p119955

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Holly Blue egg-laying on Buttercup (Dave Miller)


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Re: Notes and Views - May 2017

Postby Vince Massimo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:52 pm

A report of Brimstones laying eggs on Russian Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica) on 25th and 27th May 2017 in a Lincolnshire garden. Observed and photographed by Pete Smith and reported on UKB forum viewtopic.php?f=4&p=126631#p126619. The larvae did not survive on the plant and whilst this appears to be a case of confusion on behalf of the butterfly, it raises some interesting questions about how they identify their host plants.

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Brimstone ovum on Russian Vine - Lincolnshire 25-May-2017 (Pete Smith)


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