East Lothian Sightings July 20

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East Lothian Sightings July 20

Postby georgehogg » Mon 06 Jul 2020 23:10

Seven (min) Small Skippers at Torness today , a new species hot on the heels of Large Skipper
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 20

Postby NickMorgan » Thu 16 Jul 2020 21:11

Small Skippers are getting everywhere this year. I managed to spot a Large Skipper up near Gifford today.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 20

Postby jpgn » Sun 26 Jul 2020 16:21

Holly Blue (male) on the south edge of Gullane village this afternoon
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 20

Postby georgehogg » Sat 01 Aug 2020 16:23

A male Dark Green Fritillary at Torness seawall on 31/7
Any idea where it came from ?
I'm not familiar with butterflies on the coast south of Torness
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Re: East Lothian Sightings July 20

Postby NickMorgan » Thu 06 Aug 2020 21:48

George,
DGFs seem to be doing very well these last few years. They are certainly found in the Barns Ness grassland, so could easily have flown down from there. They are also found on the Berwickshire coast and they are very strong fliers.
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