Author Topic: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies  (Read 10858 times)

BrianI

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Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« on: 23 March, 2014, 07:47:48 pm »
Had a visit with a friend to Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World:

Tree Nymph:


Glasswing:


Lovely black and white butterfly ??sp.


Owl Butterfly



Ruth

Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #1 on: 23 March, 2014, 08:46:24 pm »
Glasswings are amazing.  Even when they're in front of you, they don't seem possible.

Jaded

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Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #2 on: 06 July, 2020, 12:20:14 am »
Not sure what these are, apart from the Cabbage white!







It is simpler than it looks.

Edd

Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #3 on: 06 July, 2020, 08:21:30 am »
Nice pics!
Think the others are meadow browns. Similar to gatekeepers but gatekeepers have double white spots instead of single spots in the eye (except when they don't) as well as other similar-ish features

Jaded

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Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #4 on: 06 July, 2020, 09:39:22 am »
Thanks!

I shall amaze family by telling them what these are now  ;D
It is simpler than it looks.

Pingu

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Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #5 on: 08 August, 2021, 05:55:35 pm »
Painted Lady


Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #6 on: 08 August, 2021, 10:32:52 pm »
Lucky you!  Haven't seen one for some years, now.

T42

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Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #7 on: 09 August, 2021, 08:02:53 am »
Since our buddleia decided not to be dead any more we've had a few peacocks and the odd PL. And a tortoiseshell yesterday.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #8 on: 09 August, 2021, 02:58:35 pm »
Comma, Peacock & Gatekeeper (apparently) on the Hebe at the weekend.

PXL_20210807_comma by a oxon, on Flickr

PXL_20210807_peacock by a oxon, on Flickr

PXL_20210807_gatekeeper by a oxon, on Flickr
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Re: Bloomin' Brilliant Butterflies
« Reply #9 on: 11 August, 2021, 11:51:45 am »
A peacock this morning
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