Large White with Fly. Photo: Mark Pike
Brown Hairstreak > Photo: Mark Pike
Mark sent us this photo of a Large White from Alner’s Gorse on 1/08/19, wondering how it didn’t notice the fly on its wing. No answer to that unless anyone else has any idea?
The Brown Hairstreak was a surprise too, as it was very low down on Ragwort rather than high in trees as is their usual practice.
Adrian Flynn has reported a Long-tailed Blue to us, complete with photos. This is only the 10th Dorset record since 2010. Continue reading
Butterfly numbers still appear to be well up on last year. Continue reading
Kathy Henderson has been keeping a watchful eye on some of the Marsh Fritillary larval webson the Butterfly Conservation Reserve at Alners Gorse
Dave Law went looking for some Marsh Fritillary nests – and found them! Continue reading
Roger Hewitt tells us:
Myself and my friend Bruce turned up at Portland Observatory on the morning of Tuesday 25th September Continue reading
We have had two reports of Large Tortoiseshells this year. This is a butterfly which, though common in Southern England in Victorian times, is now thought to be extinct in the UK. Continue reading
With the recent snow, it’s a bit difficult to believe in sunshine or butterflies, but they will turn up. This website has so far had four species reported Continue reading
Keep your eye out for the Humming-bird Hawk-moth, which looks like a tiny humming bird.
Reports of a Monarch butterfly have been coming in. Continue reading