MY RECORD OF LEPIDOPTERA SEEN AROUND WIMPOLE
We’ve had our early broods of butterflies, the Brimstone, Peacocks, Tortoise shells, Commas, Red Admirals and a very good year for the Holly Blues but not so good for the early Common Blues, maybe the second brood in August and September will be better.
At the moment there are areas of Wimpole Estate where there are clouds of butterflies, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Small Heaths and the little moth like Skippers. They all seem to be everywhere, field margins and the long grass areas.
One butterfly that has been plentiful in the past has been the Speckled Wood, last year numbers seem to have dropped off and at the moment I’ve seen less than five this year.
The two most recent additions to the…
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