Recovery

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
It seems generally accepted that the long wet spell has had an impact on many species, especially invertebrates, and butterfly numbers are low – surveys like Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count will help to provide an assessment. Some species are in evidence, and at last I’m seeing a few Red Admirals – presumably recent arrivals from central Europe – along with increasing numbers of Meadow Browns, Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina), fMeadow Brown (Maniola jurtina), m?
GatekeepersGatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
and the occasional CommaComma (Polygonia c-album)
A few migrant Silver-Y moths have turned up, tooSilver Y (Autographa gamma)
Let’s see what August brings.

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One Response to “Recovery”

  1. […] of these now: Many butterflies and moths seen in the UK are migratory, including Red Admirals (see 28 July), and we’re now getting significant numbers of Silver-Y moths, feeding on nectar in the […]

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