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Common Blue Butterfly


Common Blue Butterfly

Underside of the male - refused to open his wings - much more blue on the inside.



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Gosh what a treat is it because of the chalk downs that you get pretty blue ones....we get a lot of meadow browns....nowhere near as interesting....

16 Aug, 2012

 

Not very common in my garden Shirley havent seen one before, its very very pretty isnt it;0)

16 Aug, 2012

 

I've never seen one before either,Shirley..lucky you :o)

16 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks ladies ... Pam - apparently they are found all over England but not in Ireland and there are two broods per year for these - early June and again in mid August - must have missed them in June then! I saw another (or was it the same one?) today ... :o)

17 Aug, 2012

 

We usually get quite a range of butterflies, tortoiseshell,admirals& peacocks as well as the occasional brimstone and lots of little brown ones but this year despite having 3 or 4 buddleias we,ve sadly had very few.....probably all the rain, its warming up here again but rained on and off for the last few days and was really windy....not ideal for them. :0(

17 Aug, 2012

 

No, it's been a horrid year for the butterflies. I have seen very few in spite of growing buddleias and verbenas and all sorts of attracting plants .....sigh.

18 Aug, 2012

 

Yes karen.....big sigh here too, maybe after this warm spell there will be more about...

18 Aug, 2012

 

Having been in the garden for a couple of hours today, enjoying the sunshine, I can honestly say, apart from a couple of Cabbage Whites, not one butterfly has been in ... :o(

18 Aug, 2012

 

thats how it is here, if I see any I'll let you know....

19 Aug, 2012

 

Reporting back!
Success this hot weather seems to suit the peacock butterflies....at least a dozen on the buddleias! Hurray...

19 Aug, 2012

 

At long last, Pam ... very hot/humid/thundery down here today ... plenty of Cabbage Whites and Hoverflies but no colourful Butterflies ... and I do have Buddleias! ...

19 Aug, 2012

 

Well theres none today...forecast is for a dry day and its pouring......all over my towels.... :0((

20 Aug, 2012

 

Oh, that's a shame for you Pam ... we started off dull and grey but changed to blue sky with sun ... and I saw a small Tortoiseshell on the mauve Buddleia at lunchtime ... not before time! ... :o)

20 Aug, 2012



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