Thursday, 16 December 2010

Red Admiral

Butterfly report. R. Lane. 16th December 2010

" Despite the frost the prolonged morning sun, brought out an unidentified butterfly here near Bethel, on Tues.13thDec. but was probably "disturbed from hibernation" (chap working on garden shed). However, it put the idea in my mind and next day, Thurs14thDec., I drove out to Trenarren and was rewarded by a fine, large, female RED ADMIRAL butterfly, flying in the 100% sunshine, even after the frost. Latest by a month, in a temp. of only 7degsC ! (On patch)
Incidentally, a Peacock butterfly was seen today, Ian Benallick flying around serpentine rocks on the Lizard, in 100% sun and a temp of 8degsC (out-of-bounds). Last ones I reckon !"

Thanks for the report Roger.

Well done with the late Red Admiral.

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