Summer Broods

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Summer Broods

Postby jimblack » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:59 am

A few Vanessids are emerging. Last week, 17.07.13, Red Admiral at Bennane Lea, NX 092859
Yesterday, 15 Small Torts at Springbank colliery, NS401262, and 14 Small Torts on a 10 metre length of creeping thistle at NS387399, an old brickworks site near Knockentiber.
Has anyone out there seen newly emerged Commas ? Or Painted Ladies ?
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Re: Summer Broods

Postby owenfiggis » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:31 pm

Lots of small tortoiseshells the last few days plus the odd red admiral and yesterday there was a brand new peacock on my transect at Mabie. Great to see such a great recovery with the fine weather. I'm hoping there will be a good showing of second brood wall browns too.

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Re: Summer Broods

Postby TamStewart » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:18 pm

Hi Jim/Owen,

Managed to get out today at 3pm and wasn't expecting too much up at Langlands LNR as there were a few large clouds blotting out the sun for a bit, the wind was 17mph but the temp was 21deg so I ventured out. I had my largest ever count of Green-veined Whites of 160+ on the thistles, knapweed & willowherb along the transect. I also had 14 Small Tort a single peacock, 5 M/B and 5 rather bedraggled Ringlet.

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Re: Summer Broods

Postby AlistairMurdoch » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:12 pm

Hi Everybody,

nice bright tortoiseshells, peacocks and red admirals at Eglinton today,

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Re: Summer Broods

Postby ScottD » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:38 pm

Very fresh Small Torts., Red Admiral, Peacock & Painted ladies at Birkshaw Forest yesterday. Also some beautiful Common Blues.
Think that we must be coming to the end of Ringlet season - all starting to look a bit worn.
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