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An orange butterfly with black and white markings resting on a green leaf

Painted Lady. Photo: Ann Barlow

Ann sent us this photo saying:

I stopped at Spetisbury on 24/08/2021 to check a large buddleia at the end of the trailway which sometimes has masses of butterflies and it was covered – just wonderful!  In addition to the Painted Ladies, Whites, Red Admirals, Peacocks and Brimstones, I also saw 5 Holly Blues along the edge of the adjacent field – more than I have ever seen at any one time.

An orange butterfly with black and white markings resting on a rock

Painted Lady. Photo: Mark Pike

An orange butterfly with brown, black and some white markings resting on a rock

Wall. Photo: Mark Pike

Mark must have been feeling very brave yesterday, 08/08/2021 when he decided to venture to Portland but he was suitably rewarded as he tells us:

I somehow managed a couple of hours at Tout Quarry this morning, in almost hurricane like conditions! Most butterflies were cowering away but a couple of sunny spells did produce this Painted Lady and nice fresh 2nd brood Wall Brown.

I also saw one confirmed Large Tortoiseshell but the wind took it off and it vanished with no chance of a pic!

Two red butterflies with black, creamy white and blue markings on a purple Buddleia flower

Peacocks. Photo: Paul Godier

A pale brown and orange butterfly with black and white markings nectaring on a purple Buddleia flower

Painted Lady. Photo: Paul Godier

Two photos from Paul taken yesterday, 01/08/2021 in Boscombe sent in telling us:

Today has seen a sudden effusion, with lots of Peacocks and Red Admirals, as well as Large and Small Whites, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns. I was beginning to wonder if the Buddleia was ever going to be used!  Also, my first Painted Lady this year.

An orange butterfly with black and white markings on a purple flower

Painted Lady. Photo: David Parish

A brown and orange butterfly with black and white markings nectaring on a purple buddleia flower

Painted Lady. Photo: David Parish

David sent in these photos taken on 26/07/2021 telling us of his memorable butterfly day:

We have had years where very few butterflies have visited our garden in north Bournemouth, but yesterday was a bumper day for Nymphalid visitors to our buddleia bush – Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock and a Comma. Today my wife found a Painted Lady resting on the front wall of our bungalow.

An orange and brown butterfly with black and white markings on a purple flower

Painted Lady. Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian sent in this saying:

I was at Durlston today, 26/07/2021 helping a couple from Reading look for Lulworth Skippers and we found this “Super Fresh” in perfect condition Painted Lady. Really brightened my day.

An orange butterfly with black and white markings nectaring on a blueish, purpled coloured flower

Painted Lady. Photo: Gary Holderness

Gary sent in this photo of a superb example of a Painted Lady which spent the afternoon of 24/07/2021 on the Lavender in his Ferndown garden together with Small and Large Whites.