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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Profusion of Butterflies

We have had at least 15 Small Tortoiseshell,2 Peacock and 2 Comma butterfly on our Buddleia in the last 24 hours. The best we have seen in 6 years.
Thanks to Colin Duke for the most probable I.D. of the Hover fly

Hover fly - Eristalis horticola 

tortoiseshell and Peacock

comma



4 comments:

pluralzed said...

Can report similar numbers of the same species on buddleia in our garden near Hebden.

Bruce said...

Looks like a sudden, widespread emergence of these.

Thank you for your comment

Philip said...

Same in Todmorden.
Our Buddleia had 40 butterflies on it, most of which were small tortoiseshell but also peacock, comma, greenveined white, small white, large white, red admiral, and a speckled wood. Amazing to watch such numbers flitting around for the last few days.
I love the smell of the flowers.

Bruce said...

Brilliant Philip, puts my count into the shade. It was one of those days that remain in memory.