Edinburgh sightings July 2017

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Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby briart » Wed 12 Jul 2017 21:27

Blackford glen after work quite disappointing only one Comma but should count my blessings after this bad weather and one blurry moth can anyone ID ?
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby sbird » Wed 12 Jul 2017 23:29

Hi,
I reckon your moth is a Dark Marbled Carpet. This is a very variable Geometrid moth, and yours is unusually spectacularly marked. The long protrusions on the outer edge of the central cross band would suggest Dark Marbled Carpet, rather than Common Marbled Carpet. But I might be wrong!
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby ricowells » Thu 13 Jul 2017 00:15

Calton hill this afternoon 2 grayling, 2 meadow brown and 1 red admiral. Bawsinch v disappointing 1 ragged red admiral plus flyby white which zipped up in to the tree canopy.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby briart » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:29

Thanks Sheila appreciate it..
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby briart » Thu 13 Jul 2017 20:05

Spent 5 hours on and around Arthurs Seat today ..weather off and on but on enough to see some beauties..not a lot of species though. Low numbers of ringlits more so of Meadow Browns, 1 fly by Comma, 2 Red Admirals 4 Common Blues one of which was a female, probably one of my favourite uk butterflies 1 Small Heath. Fab day.
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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby GrahamCheckley » Sat 15 Jul 2017 08:40

One of 3 Small Skipper at the back of the Royal Infirmary on 6th July.

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Re: Edinburgh sightings July 2017

Postby ricowells » Mon 24 Jul 2017 21:52

1 pristine small tortoiseshell in the garden in willowbrae today on buddliea
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