Second opinion for E. crameri please

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Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Chris Jackson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm

Hi Folks,
South of France
I saw this new arrival for 2018 near my workplace today at lunchtime.
It was at least 10 to 20 meters away.
I was expecting Bath White, but looking at the photo heavily cropped, something says Western Dappled White, which is also imminent.
Can I have a thumbs-up for E. crameri please ?
First view uncropped:
daplidice1 Vitrolles scrub 13Feb18 (1).JPG

Cropped:
daplidice1 Vitrolles scrub 13Feb18 (1a).JPG

Second view uncropped:
daplidice1 Vitrolles scrub 13Feb18 (2).JPG

Cropped
daplidice1 Vitrolles scrub 13Feb18 (2a).JPG

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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Lee Hurrell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi Chris

Looks good for crameri!

Best wishes,

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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Chris Jackson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Thanks Lee.
I'm glad I just didn't blindly tick it off as P. daplidice, although P. daplidice should be putting in an appearance soon.
This is my first guaranteed non-overwinterer of 2018.
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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Padfield » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 pm

I'll add a third opinion - definitely crameri.

What a wonderful place for butterflies the Mediterranean region is!

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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Chris Jackson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 pm

Thanks Guy. That's reassuring. So the 2018 season is officially launched in the South of France and is now making its way north.
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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby David M » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:04 pm

Wow! Early February and you're seeing crameri!!!

You sure live in an enviable part of Europe, Chris.

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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby Chris Jackson » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:51 am

David M wrote:Wow! Early February and you're seeing crameri!!!

You sure live in an enviable part of Europe, Chris.


I saw 2 of them, David, and a Clouded Yellow, and the temperature was barely 8°C.
Today it should rise to 11°C, and it will be sunny, so I will definitely be out in the field at lunchtime.
My species tally for this year is already 4.
RA, Large Tort, CY and Western DW.
I'm almost prepared to bet on Nettle-tree Butterfly hibernator within the week.
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Re: Second opinion for E. crameri please

Postby David M » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 pm

Chris Jackson wrote:I'm almost prepared to bet on Nettle-tree Butterfly hibernator within the week.


Don't rub it in, Chris! We're only just getting over you seeing Western Dappled White!!


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