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Butterfly Conservation


By philc1


Hi. I’d like you to know that the Butterfly Conservation Society is conducting a survey on sightings in the U.K. of Painted Lady butterflies and Humming-bird Hawk moths. If any of you have seen one or many of either, please go to their website…….they just need to know quantity seen, when and where they were seen. It takes about two minutes. The photo is of a Painted Lady.

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Hi Phil Great Idea 2 Blog on such a Topic , if i see a Painted Lady/ Hawk Moth i will log on to the Web Site :)

29 May, 2009


Very few butterflies here. Last year I only ever saw 2 all summer.

30 May, 2009


You may see more this year. They've been seen recently as far North as Edinburgh....usually only in Southern England & sometimes the Midlands.

30 May, 2009


I hope so.

30 May, 2009


Ive had hundreds of these in my garden in the last 4 days ( see my blog on Painted lady invasion) They are all feeding on my perenial wallflower

31 May, 2009


I shall keep a look out this year for both, they came over in a large cloud last year 2009 and people I know were tracking them and reporting which areas they were seen they came up from Africa( painted ladies.)

14 Jan, 2010


I didn't see any Humming-Bird Hawk Moths.....wish I had. Maybe this year. Don't forget the RSPB garden watch at the end of the month.

14 Jan, 2010


Thank you for that reminder.

14 Jan, 2010

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