Painted Lady - invasion?

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Brian Derbyshire
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Painted Lady - invasion?

Post by Brian Derbyshire » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:19 pm

Been in the gardens all day (Hartwood) and either I've seen the same insect 6 or 7 times over the course of 7 hours or separate insects. Insects flew in - occasionally stopped on the Mock Orange and then headed off in strong flight out of sight. Maybe this blast of hot air from the Africa is pushing them north in larger numbers1

Neil Southworth
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Re: Painted Lady - invasion?

Post by Neil Southworth » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:30 am

I've just returned from Northern France, Brian, and Painted Ladies were by far and away the most numerous butterflies there, so I suspect there is an invasion taking place.

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Re: Painted Lady - invasion?

Post by PETER » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:40 pm

I was in Whitby yesterday in Pannett Park,30+ seen.
Nice to see Nora and Tommy in Whitby.
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