.. A great sight. in the flower meadow next to the GCHQ site all seen along the walk. has observed Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock in his Cottingham garden. Jesika Bone observed Peacock and Brimstone in flight in her York garden and found an Angle Shades pupa on the street - the smallest she's ever seen. Caught several new to his Wakefield garden including Flame Carpet, Green Pug and Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata (corected). 15. . Ange Garrod sent in her September sightings that included Old Lady and Barred Sallow. Paul Holmes in Collingham has captured Knot Grass and reports that there were eight male and two female Brimstones on the wing in Ox Close Wood. moth of the year this morning at Alverthorpe Meadows, Wakefield. No success but still very early for second brood. John Dove had a couple of micro-moths new to him in the garden trap this weekend. . Paul Holmes in Oxclose Wood, East Keswick reports a 'mandarin orange' flew past him which turned out to be a newly emerged, gloriously coloured, male Silver-washed Fritillary- a first sighting! ), Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone and Comma on the wing in Little Smeaton. Actually P daplidice seems to migrate a lot less than P edusa, from which we now know it regularly shows expansion westward from the main populations in Eastern Europe. "The butterfly was bright orange which contrasted with the dark marking on the wings but what stood out was the blue and black borders to the wing edges and it was quite stunning, it appeared quite fresh in appearance about 70mm wingspan similar to that of a Red Admiral". Jesika Bone has been monitoring the progress of a Large White pupa that she rescued last year and has sent us these fabulous pictures detailing its eclosure. Barry Dalton in Norton, Doncaster caught Small Dusty Wave. Jasmine or Olive are its foodplant, Boh Hall was in Skipwith Common and spotted a number of November moths in the wooded areas, Tim Furness reporting from a sunny and mild Scarborough today had a walk through St Nicholas gardens at lunch, overlooking South Bay. Plus 2 Peacocks, 1 Red Admiral and 2 Mint moths on her marjoram. a Vapourer Moth larva on willow. It costs £8.00 incl p&p. A spell of very mild yet windy weather on the way from Wednesday night, with exceptionally warm conditions on the 1st November [chart for 21:00]. Jesika Bone at Three Hagges Woodmeadow had a same dilemma. Records, even of the commonest species, are invaluable in helping us to understand the status and distribution of species on a national and local basis and help guide conservation work. 24 moths of 16 species was a very pleasant surprise. Damian Money reports a Small Tortoiseshell on the wing in Markse on the the 22nd January (first sighting), Allan Rodda reports a Peacock on the wing on Fordon Chalk Bank, Ian Atkinson reports a Peacock on the wing in Scarborough on the 1st January (first sighting), Jennie White reports a Peacock on the wing in Wensleydale on the 1st January (first sighting). oppers, lots of yellow shells, cinnabar, marbled orchard tortrix, common carpet and brown silverline. Imaginal discs and enzymes are at work preparing for the next stage, prepare to watch and film the eclosion - and. Bob Hall on his local walk along Normanton Railway embankment came across these Buff Tip Moth larva. Philip Brook reports Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, peacock and Small White on the wing in Kippax. We counted 25+.There were also 3 Meadow Browns, as well as 2 Brimstones and a Large White. The other is Yellow shell, a beautiful moth often very yellow that flies May to August and larvae feed on Bedstraws. Steve Mattock tells us that Sue Mattock spotted a Small Tortoiseshell at the gym in York today. I would just like to report a sighting of a Swallowtail butterfly on Walberswick Nature reserve Westwood marshes in July 31 st 2020. More fell victim and only one of her caterpillars successfully pupated. Also of note, Six-belted Clearwing on Far Common. checked the surrounding area. ozens of Small and Large Skippers on the wing at Normanton railway meadows SE388236 Amongst them were Essex Skippers in different areas. He only had his phone so quality poor but we share his excitment that this might be our first Yorkshire Valezina. Jesika Bone reports Holly Blue, Orange-tip, Brimstone, Small White, Peacock and Speckled Wood on the Stray in York. Howard Smith sends this Large Skipper seen at Brockadale in recent days. Butterflies reported to the Dorset branch website. Also this nice Small copper near Whitby. It looked to be in pristine condition. Quite a few Tortoiseshells, a Peacock, a Red Admiral and a few whites visited too along with 3 Tortoiseshells. Our efforts include conservation work, monitoring butterflies and moths, and raising awareness of the problems they face. Nick Hall was in Fridaythorpe and walked Holmdale and Horsedale and spotted several Brown Argus, Small Copper, Small tortoiseshells and a Red Admiral. Jesika Bone's Cinnabar moth caterpillars are trying to pupate but one failed and formed these cocoons instead each about 2 mm long which we believe is the pupal stage braconid wasp parasite Apanteles popularis A bit like 'The Alien' film the wasp lays its eggs inside the living body of the caterpillar and only burst out as pupation approaches. . reports Orange tip, Green-veined white, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Large White, Brimstone and. Sightings included; visited the delightful Ox Close Wood nr Collingh, ever seen. The site for the Bedfordshire and Northants branch of Butterfly Conservation. There has also been this lovely fresh Vanessa cardui here for the last 3 days despite the weather.... at least 30 Small tortoiseshell along the main ride under the pylons. Recorders must, at all times, continue to observe social distancing guidelines. Actually P daplidice seems to migrate a lot less than P edusa, from which we now know it regularly shows expansion westward from the main populations in Eastern Europe. The SWF have decamped a second time moving back to the north side of the wood and their breeding areas and can be found in all their usual locations mostly now nectaring on Knapweed on the wider rides around the Log pile and down to Pringles bridge. However, impossible to know without DNA analysis." Jane and Colin Sharman spotted a Mother Shipton on Lady's Smock on the bridlepath at the back of Huxterwell Potteric Carr. Good numbers of Small Skipper, Meadow Brown and Small Whites with a couple of fresh Tortoiseshells. Jesika Bone found Scalloped Oak in her conservatory and a Woolly Bear, Ruby Tiger caterpiller when on her evening dog walk. One of her garden Brimstone pupa is beginning to show subtle signs of getting ready. It is now possible for butterfly and moth recording to resume for people who are not shielding or self-isolating. Peacocks everywhere (on most knapweed), Silver. He used Google Lens to provide the ID. Ben Rees managed a last minute trip to Greece and the island of Rhodes which he highly recommends for a visit. Jesika says that there were two Small Tortoiseshell on Fenby Field and a Peacock was observed in her garden. Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths. Martin also reports a number of Painted Ladies arriving today. Recorders must, at all times, continue to observe social distancing guidelines. Tim Furness had a great day at Cropton Forest Drive just around the corner from Levisham Station and the large Thistle patch. As Ivy comes into flower it will become more the focus as one of the main autumn nectar sources, Ian Gibson spotted this Angle Shades on his geraniums at Huby near Easingwold. Howard and Penny Smith visited Letchmire Pastures in Allerton Bywater and was treated to Large Whites, Green Veined Whites, Peacocks, Gatekeepers, Meadow Brown, Common Blue (Male), Small Copper and these fresh male 2nd generation Brown Argus. Dave Hatton in Pudsey cant remember ever having caught a Ruby Ti ger by light before. , Brimstone, Peacock, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Silver Y, and. Yorkshire Large Heath are generally lightly spotted compared to the Manchester Argus. see below. Nick Hall in Bishop Wood Selby spotted 5 Brimstone on a single ragwort as nectar sources are now quite restricted and the warm weather, he speculates, has brought our 'light sleeping' hibernators back out to feed up during this warm spell. More details can be found on the Transect News page. Mike Smethurst reports despite it being the worst year he has ever had for moth numbers, catching this Chocolate-tip (second generation) in his Rotherham trap this morning - his second ever! Bob Hall at Skipwith Common Near York found this Peppered Moth Caterpillar on a Silver Birch log. If you would like to get involved with butterfly recording, not just for first sightings, but to contribute to our assessments of UK trends and to underpin conservation, you can download our free recording app or find out how to take part. Also Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, GV White, Large White, Small White and lots of Orange-tips. Consequently, Butterfly Conservation and the UKBMS have decided that transect walking can start in 2020. They are at or just passing their peak emergence presently but still no signs of Small Skipper. Butterfly Conservation is a membership organisation and has people with all sorts of interests and levels of knowledge - those who like looking at butterflies and moths in their garden, those who are fascinated by their life cycle, some who are true experts and want to pass on their knowledge to others and people who feel passionately about wildlife conservation. Jon Hudson saw a Marbled White at High Hunsley, Mike Smethurst spotted this Knotgrass larva at Ulley Country Park, Rotherham, Howard and Penny Smith spotted his first Gatekeeper of the year at Fairburn Ings. alked through the woods above Scarborough Hospital yesterday. , Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock on the wing in York. Our social media channels are a great way to keep up-to-date with everything that is going on in the world of butterflies, moths. Butterfly Conservation has urged the public to join the initiative by recording where the little insects are thriving and logging the numbers of different species. Top left hand corner of this junction. Previously he had only ever seen larvae in the wild which he then raised to adults. Butterfly charity urges British public to report garden sightings during the coronavirus lockdown to help measure impacts of climate change. After five minutes of circling and hitting the female with his antennae the pair flew off. at Alverthorpe Meadows, Wakefield this afternoon, that eclosion will be Tuesday or Wednesday. Dave Hatton at Pudsey reports catching a uncommon Single-dotted Wave last night. A Mother Shipton moth was sighted which is new for him on this site. Jessica Bone was at millennium bridge meadow today in search of Brown Argus which she had found for the first time last year. Scotland (SC039268), Website design & development by Headscape. March 2020 25 March. eighbour found these 4 Elephant Hawk Moth Larva in one of his Fuschia Plant pots !! Jesika Bone was very early at Three hagges woodmeadow Riccall and saw 15 Peacock, 5 Gatekeeper, 1 Ringlet, very worn, 1 Large & 1 Small White, 1 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper 1 Small Skipper, plus 104 Meadow Brown and 7 Brimstones, 4 boys and 3 girls. Nick Hall popped into the North Selby Mine brownfield and spotted 50-100 Common Blue's, very fresh, 50+ Small Heath and about 15 getting tatty Dingy Skippers. The blue green tint shows it is very fresh and the abdomen is longer than the wings making it a male so it has to be a Brown Argus as is the second picture Jesika. reports an Orange-tip on the wing in his North Leeds garden. Martin Warne reports seeing the first Large Heath which he comments is an amazing 2 days earlier still than than the previous earliest record in 2017. side by side the differences are so much more obvious, Penny and Howard Smith have just returned from Ledsham Bank near Kippax where amongst the Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Red Admirals, Large Skippers, Small Tortoiseshells we spotted our first for 2020 Ringlet and Marbled White. Please remember that Government restrictions on making journeys to see and record butterflies vary in different parts of the UK at present. It is a first for Yorkshire. reports Orange-Tip (in good numbers), Brimstone, Small White, Green-veined White, and Small Tortoiseshell on the wing on Beverley Swine Moor Pastures on the 24th. ) The picture, near Woodhall Hotel, Linton, Wetherby very near Oxclose woods but on the north side of the river on a unimproved gra. (white spots on fore-wings). recorded Orange-tip, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell on the wing on Fenby Field. After about 2 weeks she will prepare to watch and film the eclosion - and we hope she succeeds and shares here!! Wakefield garden moth trap, including a beautiful Foxglove Pug, a Scalloped Hazel f.nigra and a nice Grey/Dark Dagger. He is worried for the summer butterflies..it's bone dry and the vegetation looks very sparse compared to last year. reports Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small White (. Below there are a series of photographs recorded during the event. You can help make a real difference for butterflies and moths by becoming a member. Jesika Bone had her second Painted Lady of the summer visited and spent several hours . not in hibernation). Jesika Bone was on Walmgate Stray with possibly hundreds of Meadow Brown, more than she has seen there for several years. Common Blue and Brown Argus are on the wing at present and its easy to confuse Female CB with the Brown Argus. Paul and Joyce Simmons report a Red Admiral and a Small Tortoiseshell in Kirk Smeaton today. ... Butterfly Conservation Company limited by guarantee, registered in England (2206468) Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP . There has also been this lovely fresh Vanessa cardui here for the last 3 days despite the weather.... Bob Hall was at Allerthorpe common and saw at least 30 Small tortoiseshell along the main ride under the pylons. This report comes after two unpresidentated sightings of Large Tortoiseshell along the Yorkshire coast this spring.The species became extinct in the UK 70 years ago but more sightings have occured this year than in the last 40 mostly along our south and east coast. had a fantastic day at Bishop Wood 13 species seen. reports a Brimstone on the wing on Hatfield Moors (. Mike SmethurstI visited Keppels Field, Rotherham this afternoon looking for Yellow-legged Clearwings and managed to attract two to a pheromone lure. An excellant summary of Butterfly and Moth sightings nationwide in September from Will Langdon in Bird guides link. Jesika Bone reports that visiting Brimstones laid about 100 eggs on her tiny Alder Buckthorn but sadly only 6 caterpillars remain and she has brought them inside. Join Us. Paul Holmes captured Herald and White-marked (his second only in in 10 years) and recorded Holly Blue on the wing in his Collingham garden. a Peacock and a lovely male Brimstone enjoying the sun. on Lady's Smock on the bridlepath at the back of Huxterwell Potteric Carr. Bob Hall was surprised to find an Aptomis turbidana in his Normanton garden yesterday. Jesika Bone reports catching Elephant Hawk in her Fulford garden trap. The Silver-washed Fritillary are just reaching their peak and still fresh. 14 August, Fulwood, Sheffield: Green-veined White (see below), Peacock, Small White and Small Tortoiseshell all feeding on Buddleia in his garden. Also seen were lots of Silver Y on the last remaining knapweed of summer down by the railway line! However he was able to describe it in great detail. and Orange-tip on the wing in her York garden. Note that the open grasslands on the Far Common were cut on 24th . Jessica Bone's most advanced Brimstone pupa has hatched in the early hours of Thursday and she missed the chance to photograph but here it is just about to hatch at midnight Wednesday and another picture of its maiden flight the next morning. Bob Hall found this Silver-Ground Carpet Moth at the side of Altofts Ings Wakefield SE369247. Mike Smethurst captured Maiden's Blush in his Rotherham trap this morning . Ian Sanderson sent this from Letchmire Pastures. Other years' Sightings: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 The White Admiral was seen today in the south along with Black Hairstreak, Marbled White and Ringlet and the Purple Emperor is expected any day now. Alwyn Craven reports from the amazing 'Forest of Flowers' at Huby, Easingwold having some exciting finds on the Transect Walk - White letter Hairstreak on a patch of Wych Elm and a Marbled White. Latest Sightings. Failed! Ange Garrod in Sheffield sent these pictures from her April Butterfly recordings. Imaginal discs and enzymes are at work preparing for the next stage. Also Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, GV White, Large White, Small White and lots of Orange-tips. Howard and Penny Smith had a glorious day on Hawnby Hill today with sightings of numerous Wall, Dingy Skippers, Small Heath and Duke of Burgundy. Jon Hudson and Richard Scruton saw 50 Marbled White at Holm Dale; saw Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell at Frendal Dale. report Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell on the wing in. Steph Jones reports from Beverley off Spark Mill Lane: Small White, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Peacock, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Silver Y, and her first Common Blue of the year. She will keep a watch out to see what emerges!! first Painted Lady of the year- an extremely worn individual. Win up to £1,000 . Is this a Brown Argus or a female Common Blue he asks ? Butterflies are beautiful and intrinsically valuable. At least 20 Brimstone looking lovely plus the gorgeous Broad leaved Helliborines in full flower. It was spotted by Sue Rabie from Hedon and photographed by Paul Martin at Paull Holme . Geoff Denton recorded this Holly Blue in his Byram garden today. A spell of very mild yet windy weather on the way from Wednesday night, with exceptionally warm conditions on the 1st November [chart for 21:00]. A great sight. had a glorious day on Hawnby Hill today with sightings of numerous, l caterpillars on nettles on Otley Chevin, astonished to see what at first thought was a butterfly even though it's the tiniest, the moths must have been queueing up to get in last night, . Jon Hudson and Richard Scruton saw 20+ Marbled White at Wharram Quarry Nature Reserve and 24 Marbled White at Long Dale plus 40 Marbled White and numerous Small Skipper in Thixendale. Crowle moor is the easiest to access and the paths are mown see our walks if you wish to see this very rare species. Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the county of Dorset. Jade recorded a Small Tortoiseshell on the wing in West Yorkshire. Jesika says that there were two Small Tortoiseshell on Fenby Field and a Peacock was observed in her garden. Paul and Joyce Simmons report Orange-tip (first sighting), Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone and Comma on the wing in Little Smeaton. He found 28 moths of 11 species. Normanton Railway embankment came across these Buff Tip Moth larva. Lee and Jax Westmoreland in Scarborough have captured their first moth of the year - a Chestnut. John Dove managed to get the light trap out last night despite inclement weather . Jesika Bone can't decide whether she is delighted to have had more than 40 butterflies today, with more than 20 Small Tortoiseshells and a Painted Lady making a brief visit or sad that her tiny jungle has many times played host to hundreds of Lepidoptera and no longer does. Often females have a patch of blue on their inner hind wings but Valezina it the whole insect including the underside is glazed blue/green. It is the third one I have seen here this year! , Comma, Orange-tip, Small White and Brimstone on Wenthillside. Steph Jones reports Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell in good numbers on the wing on Beverley Westwood. Jesika Bone hopes this month starting with good weather will continue! With 400 Peacock. Judging by their condition, these had been out for some time... round Beverley Long Lane/Beverley Parks area, Orange Tip, Small White, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell on the wing, n Angle Shades resting on her window box until. Butterfly Conservation members are invited to contact the Membership Secretary if they would like be added to an electronic mailing list. 2 Large Skippers but no sign of Small Skipper and no Essex Skipper as yet. Moth trapping has been uninspiring to date with the last catch consisting of ten Hebrew Characters and a fly. He was able to identify it later as Mint Moth. Welcome Back! Howard & Penny Smith report Pearl Bordered Fritillaries were showing well today at Appleton Common. Jesika Bone had a Holly Blue for a very brief and distant visit. Ken Maylor at SD 9072658049 along the river Aire at Newfield Bridge Airton near Gargrave spotted a Large Tortoiseshell . Jesika Bone spotted a Peacock on Fenby Field, a Small Tortoiseshell on her street and in her garden Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell on the stray. Tel: 01929 400 209Email: info@butterfly-conservation.orgCharity registered: England & Wales (254937). Estimated numbers of sightings: Silver-washed Fritillary (25+), White Admiral (10), Comma (5), Red Admiral (2), Purple Hairstreak (5), Speckled Wood (5), Small Copper (3), Marbled White (25+), Large Skipper (10), Ringlet (10), Meadow Brown (hundreds)... but Purple Emperor (zero). Dave Hatton had only the second Sycamore moth that he has ever seen. He picked out the following to illustrate differences between Rustic and Uncertain and Plain Wave and Riband Wave. 571 likes. Warwickshire . door, within a couple of feet from where I found the first back in 2018! Jesika Bone recorded a female Brimstone laying eggs in her York garden. Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings. Les Driffield reports Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Comma, Orange-tip, Small White and Brimstone on Wenthillside. Please note that any sightings mentioned in news items do not automatically go into our records database. He looked down to see she had deposited a live Poplar Hawk moth on his leg. Comma, the first for a long time, having not seen many this year. Lee and Jax Westmoreland in Scarborough have captured their first Pine Beauty of the season. Essex Skipper amongst the Small Skippers. local Green Hairstreak site. Please send to webmaster@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk. jesika says that while she has previously observed Small Tortoiseshell drumming in this way, this is the first time that she has observed that behaviour in Peacocks and wonders whether it is common in all butterfly species but not necessarily recorded. 304 likes. John Fletcher spotted Wall brown in the walled gardens at Castle Howard. The Worrilow family made a trip to Askwith in VC64 and saw Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Green Veined Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Small Skippers, Common Blue, Silver Y moths, Large Yellow Underwing Moths and a Comma. The Kent & SE London Branch of Butterfly Conservation, preserving butterflies, moths and our environment. I think Bob's has made a very passable attempt of being a silver birch log!! The Fritillary was the 1st he had seen in Yorkshire ! New events and news ... We welcome contributions about interesting sightings of butterflies and moths, and queries relating to identification. He comments like other species its flight period is extended due to the coooler conditions by at least an extra week. You can help make a real difference for butterflies and moths by becoming a, Copyright Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire Branch © 2020, email: webmaster@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk. He saw his first ever Silver Washed Fritillary, about 10 in various places. Collingham with a black UV lamp during this week. Nick Hall on his transect in Bishop Wood , Selby is still seeing Silver-washed Fritillaries in their normal locations near the Log Pile and at Pringles Bridge on Park Nook along with a worn Purple hairstreak. Here are 2020's earliest sightings of resident and common migrant butterflies, as reported to Butterfly Conservation. Still reports of Small white on the wing! At Ellerburn Bank in the late afternoon lots more Dingy Skipper and Small Heath and on the forestry commission track to the site and a Small Pearl Bordered Fritilary (first sighting). which is the the first for seven years and the rare immigrant. Let alone having never seen anything similar in the 50 years he has lived in the same house with garden. UKBMS recorders can now resume their activities for transects and the WCBS but please follow the guidelines set out by the government for staying safe outside your home What you can see this time of year. Gatekeeper & Meadow Brown present in their hundreds! First Sightings 2020. Please see Arion 116 or the Somerset & Bristol page on the Butterfly Conservation website for the AGM agenda and details on how to pre-register if you would like to join and partipate. While this was very useful for monitoring the rarer species found at these sites, the results of such monitoring did not produce results representative of the countryside as a whole. John Dove in Wakefield found in amongst the bruised and battered Large and Lesser Yellow Underwing's a very nice Blair's Shoulder-knot. Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire events are cancelled until further notice. Brown Hairstreak … In the garden she reports a Comma, the first for a long time, having not seen many this year, 4 Red Admirals, a Peacock, several Tortoiseshells, a Speckled Wood, Several Whites, a Mint Moth and a Silver Y. Nick Hall on the Bishop Wood transect spotted a very warn male Silver-washed Fritillary making for a very long flight season this year from June 20th first sighting. The second is that two of the spots on the leading edge of the hindwing are relatively-close in the Brown Argus, almost forming a "figure of eight", but are more spaced apart in the Common Blue. flew off. Pale Mottled Willow was a first for the garden. . The chrysalis will split along the brown tracks you can see on the head on shot, lift to allow the butterfly's head to emerge. was attracted to their lighted kitchen window. They are well none for there cryptic adaption to their surrounding through photoceptors in their skin. It will take 2 minutes for the insect to crawl out, climb for height and begin to inflate the wings. Nick Hall reporting from Bishop Wood, Selby says if you have not managed to see Silver-washed Fritillary yet then this week might be your last chance as numbers are declining but still 12 on the transect today. The first he has seen of both species, since moving in one year ago. In addition there was a mass of Chimney Sweepers and a Silver Y, Les Driffield reports from Wenthillside: 6 marbled whites, 3 meadow browns, ringlet, small tortoiseshell, 3 large skippers, cinnabar, yellow shells, brown silverline, and a blood-vein. Paul Kipling had a somewhat elderly visitor to his Richmond garden this morning, when a small brown butterfly turned out to be a w-album rather than Small copper or Brown Argus. Les Driffield reports a Peacock on the wing in East Hardwick on the 23rd January and a Light Brown Apple Moth at the Brackenhill allotments in Ackworth on the 24th. Jesika recorded. Paul Holmes reports Large White on the wing in Collingham (first sighting). walked around Fenby Field where her sightings included Peacock, Comma and a pair of, spotted five species on their daily walk including Brimstone, Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and this small, in Sheffield reports Small Tortoiseshell on the wing and has captured. Then on a shopping trip to Sainsbury's Monk Cross, York he tried it out near willows close to the rain water reservoirs and success! She met Thomas, age 8, who had recorded 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Holly Blue he saw today between the University and the York golf club. on the wing at York University and Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and Peacock on the wing on the stray. At least 20 Brimstone looking lovely. Small but no less beautiful than their larger relatives. Most numerous was Speckled wood with most of the nectar now gone Angelica was the main source. captured Early Thorn and Small Quaker new for year in Collingham overnight. Mike Barnham saw this pale form of Meadow Brown called Meadow Brown ab. Bob Hall visited Kiplingcotes and saw Essex Skipper and still good numbers Marbled White plus the usuals! These included: Dark Green (17+) & single Silver-washed Fritillaries, single White-letter & Purple Hairstreaks and Marbled White (39). You can select a month and year from the drop-down menus. News . 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