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Sat out in the garden this afternoon and spotted four different types of butterfly, Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small white and Orange tipped,

All of them interested in some Cowslips I have potted on the Patio.

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6 minutes ago, JDog said:

We had a visit from a Comma.

I'm always on the lookout for unusual ones, Into May we get a lot of Common Blues and Meadow browns in the garden.

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We had a male brimstone on the cherry blossom today. An excellent sight to see. And our first whitethroat in the garden, too. Top stuff.

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Posted (edited)

Red admiral

vanessa atlanta

 

Edited by TIGHTCHOKE

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2 minutes ago, Old farrier said:

Butterflies aren’t your strong point 😂😂

Nor yours apparently!:rolleyes:

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25 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Red admiral

vanessa atlanta

 

I would have said the same. Of course it may be a weird Isle Of Wight moth that imitates a butterfly but I doubt it.

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1 minute ago, JDog said:

I would have said the same. Of course it may be a weird Isle Of Wight moth that imitates a butterfly but I doubt it.

French immigrant apparently!

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42 minutes ago, JDog said:

I would have said the same. Of course it may be a weird Isle Of Wight moth that imitates a butterfly but I doubt it.

Took the pictures of it in Cornwall last year it was among red admirals and noticeabley different that’s what prompted me to take the pictures 

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24 minutes ago, Old farrier said:

Took the pictures of it in Cornwall last year it was among red admirals and noticeabley different that’s what prompted me to take the pictures 

I've got a pal who's a university resident entomologist. He's gonna have to eat a hat if it's not a Red Admiral. It's an odd angle, for sure. The partially folded wings make it look rather tiger moth-like in shape, but the colour pattern is unmistakable. All the ID markers are there without anything extra. 

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