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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

At Last, my first for the year.

Painted Lady. Vanessa cardui 

This Painted Lady hung around for awhile in our garden, our first this year.


  1. Great picture Bruce. I haven't had one yet.

  2. I had the good luck to photo a Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (Quercusia quercus) near Scar Wood. The first I've ever got close to. It was a flight-worn female, but still very lively - 14th Sept.
    I posted the pics over on the Calderdale Moths blog.

  3. Great shot Bruce and a nice find. Not seen one locally all year.