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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by rona, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I saw an unusual "butterfly" up the forest during the week, but didn't have time to stop because I was walking dogs. Went back today for a couple of hours in the middle of the day.
    There were literally 100s of Brimstones, almost as many Commas, Peacocks, Bumble bees by the dozen and millions of wood ants building up their nests :thumbup:
    Then there were these :)

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    It was a moth not a butterfly :)
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  2. ALcatrazbirdman

    ALcatrazbirdman PetForums Member

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    mmmm,thats got me going going Rona [the flutterby].First thought was that it was just a Painted Lady,but immediately realised something wasnt right,its the underwings [,nearest ive got so far to identifying is, possibly a Gatekeeper,but even that is bit iffy.Cant estimate size by photo either.I know some species have variations,so need to delve deeper :thumbsup:. Havnt seen toads here yet, you are ahead of the game wherever you are located .;)
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Whoo Hooo looks like springs well and truly on its way then, lovely photos really cheers you up!!
     
  4. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    It's a moth...I did say above the photo ;) :D

    Butterfly Conservation - Orange Underwing
     
  5. ALcatrazbirdman

    ALcatrazbirdman PetForums Member

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    :cursing::mad2::blushing:flipping flip ,i never noticed that,i just saw your reference to a butterfly:eek:
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    Well, you found what it was! I get those on my butterfly transect.

    And good to get that photo of them they're not so easy to approach.
     
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