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British Butterflies

Discussion in 'Wildlife Chat' started by Knightofalbion, Aug 25, 2013.


  1. Knightofalbion

    Knightofalbion PetForums VIP

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  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Thanks for that :) I'd been looking for a good butterfly site to ID the one I saw the other day fluttering around with a group of Gatekeepers, but clearly not a Gatekeeper itself - I now know it was a Small Copper :)
     
  3. Burrowzig

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    This is the site I prefer UK Butterflies as it has much more information about the life cycles and ecology of each species.
     
  4. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Here's a question for all you butterfly people. I saw one today that was a very bright, almost orangey yellow - like the middle of a dandelion. It was much darker yellow than any Brimstones I've seen, but I don't know what else it could have been. I only saw it at a distance as it was very fast moving and didn't stop to rest at all while I was watching. Any ideas?
     
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    Funny you should say that, I also saw a bright orangey yellow butterfly yesterday! Nearest I can find to it was a Clouded Yellow.
     
  6. Burrowzig

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    There's a good migration of clouded yellow this year, not in my area though! If you're in the south, it's the most likely butterfly for one that looks quite orangey.
     
  7. rona

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    I've now seen about 12 Clouded Yellows this year.
    They do look yellow sometimes in flight and orange when they show the top wing as they bank round :D
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Saw yet another today, at a completely different site :thumbsup:
     
  9. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Thanks :thumbup1: That's good to know! I know we do get Clouded Yellows around here, I just didn't realise they could look so bright :cool:: I've now seen 2 :)
     
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    like this i had the good fortune to get this morning?....a first for me:D

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  11. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Amazing photos!
     
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