Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

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Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby briart » Wed 07 Jun 2017 17:36

Arthurs Seat .. 1 ringlet , 3 Small Heath , 1 Small Copper and 1 caterpiller cant id.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby IAC » Wed 07 Jun 2017 18:27

briart wrote:Arthurs Seat .. 1 ringlet , 3 Small Heath , 1 Small Copper and 1 caterpiller cant id.


A very likely Timothy Tortrix Moth Cat.

Love the Copper shot. A nice fresh one. Hard to find at this stage.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby briart » Sat 10 Jun 2017 19:24

Arthurs Seat..1 small copper , 3 small heath and finally 1 Northern Brown Argus not in usual place but off queens drive area..very windy but still managed 5 shots before it vanished , however as usual my 3 best were blurred ! Im seeing the butterflies im seeing the perfect shots and then guttedness !! However i was very happy at time !
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby briart » Mon 12 Jun 2017 17:00

Arthurs seat and Duddingston...1 ringlet, 1 beautiful golden y moth , fair few damselflies and orchids about too, but wind too strong for anything..
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby MNisbet » Mon 19 Jun 2017 13:10

Blackford Hill - 3-4 Ringlet all in the same small area near the path from Observatory Road to Blackford Pond. Rather windy Midmar area - nothing seen there.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby briart » Tue 20 Jun 2017 19:39

Great day around Arthurs seat today, basically spent the whole day there..walking along queens drive from hutton section and then down to duddingston .
1st Graylings of year 3 in total, 1st blues for me 3 again plus many ringlets, small heath, 2 Painted Lady , 1 Red Admiral , 1 Northern Brown Argus on my way down to duddingston ..
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby leodiensian » Wed 21 Jun 2017 21:56

Had my first Meadow Brown of the year today in Holyrood Park. It was near Hutton's Section, along with a Common Blue and my first Grayling of the year. Plenty of Ringlets now.

No NBAs today but had 2 yesterday at the usual spot on Queen's Drive along with a Wall Brown - my first ever for Edinburgh.
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Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2017

Postby sbird » Wed 21 Jun 2017 23:33

Hi,
We think your caterpillar is that of the Tortrix moth Aphelia paleana. ...
Thanks to the Internet searching ability of my teenage daughter, Rebecca, cross-checked with the Field guide to the micromoths of GB and Ireland (Sterling & Parsons).
The caterpillar is much prettier than its parents!
Sheila :)
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