UK Butterflies

UK Butterflies

@ukbutterflies

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UK Butterflies is a community website providing comprehensive information on all of the butterfly species found in Britain and Ireland. Posts by Pete Eeles.

Joined on March 12, 2011
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"His Imperial Majesty" by @MatthewOates76 is the culmination of 50 years of study, and a most enjoyable read! Highly recommended. Review at https://t.co/qyvZnD0eNf https://t.co/LJhXrnuOYM

"His Imperial Majesty" by @MatthewOates76 is the culmination of 50 years of study, and a most enjoyable read! Highly recommended. Review at https://t.co/qyvZnD0eNf https://t.co/LJhXrnuOYM

We’re offering a prize for the first confirmed UK record, this signed and framed print of the butterfly by the highly acclaimed @rlewington2 https://t.co/e0lcVrxevy https://t.co/wA1s4yCQOP

We’re offering a prize for the first confirmed UK record, this signed and framed print of the butterfly by the highly acclaimed @rlewington2 https://t.co/e0lcVrxevy https://t.co/wA1s4yCQOP

As the year starts to wind down, a Geranium Bronze is seen in Winchester! See https://t.co/gug95kfORY. What a strange butterflying years this has been - a mix of highs and lows! Library Pic. https://t.co/oIOAHiOTdp

As the year starts to wind down, a Geranium Bronze is seen in Winchester! See https://t.co/gug95kfORY. What a strange butterflying years this has been - a mix of highs and lows! Library Pic. https://t.co/oIOAHiOTdp

Explored the Sidlaw hills today, no N.Brown Argus #butterflies but lots of other types about to watch, including some monstrous (5th instar?) Peacock #caterpillars. IDed them using Peter Eeles’ (@ukbutterflies) ace butterfly book, the detail on caterpillar instars is amazing! https://t.co/IT36TyiVYs

Explored the Sidlaw hills today, no N.Brown Argus #butterflies but lots of other types about to watch, including some monstrous (5th instar?) Peacock #caterpillars. IDed them using Peter Eeles’ (@ukbutterflies) ace butterfly book, the detail on caterpillar instars is amazing! https://t.co/IT36TyiVYs

Quoted @Moth_Lady

@savebutterflies We've hit the 60,000 counts milestone! Superb! Thank you for taking part! Keep on counting! Could this be the best #butterflyCount ever?? https://t.co/e9hWsXAvoe

@savebutterflies We've hit the 60,000 counts milestone! Superb! Thank you for taking part! Keep on counting! Could this be the best #butterflyCount ever?? https://t.co/e9hWsXAvoe

Get counting folks - your records DO count! https://t.co/fhoObdIWP6 https://t.co/4NfltbVYD9

Quoted @WaveneyCott

Another Labyrinth Spider Agelena labyrinthica #butterfly #recording. @BritishSpiders @JimAshton_ https://t.co/dfBc0Uze4D

Another Labyrinth Spider Agelena labyrinthica #butterfly #recording. @BritishSpiders @JimAshton_ https://t.co/dfBc0Uze4D

Strewth - what an incredible image of nature in action! An arachnid butterfly collector! https://t.co/JPusYZhBa2

Shortly after this photo of a 2nd instar White Admiral caterpillar was taken, it decided to move off its leaf to find a new one. Can you see why? 😲 https://t.co/Q3PCwmerTI

Shortly after this photo of a 2nd instar White Admiral caterpillar was taken, it decided to move off its leaf to find a new one. Can you see why? 😲 https://t.co/Q3PCwmerTI

The Big Butterfly Count has started! Sir David Attenborough asks, "Where will you do yours?" https://t.co/2y19tFBxVR Download the free app or printable ID chart and get out for the count. We want to make 2020 the biggest #ButterflyCount ever, so please retweet! 🦋 https://t.co/4BDBgzx8uo

SPECIAL OFFER! Departing 30th July we have 2 discounted places available. Wander Shady Moorish alleys and sunlit butterfly-filled valleys on our unique summer tour to Montes Universales in Spain!

Contact us for more details or visit our website...

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SPECIAL OFFER! Departing 30th July we have 2 discounted places available. Wander Shady Moorish alleys and sunlit butterfly-filled valleys on our unique summer tour to Montes Universales in Spain! Contact us for more details or visit our website... https://t.co/wXDzAIrfoG https://t.co/Xks4OAIqXl

The White Admiral larva I saw emerge from its egg has now created its 'pier' from silk and frass, as well as its 'aerial latrine' (I describe both in 'Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies'). I also found 2 eggs laid together today - very unusual! https://t.co/VJTKILweLZ
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The White Admiral larva I saw emerge from its egg has now created its 'pier' from silk and frass, as well as its 'aerial latrine' (I describe both in 'Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies'). I also found 2 eggs laid together today - very unusual! https://t.co/VJTKILweLZ

Birth of an (White) Admiral! I was lucky to come across this chap, which was just starting to emerge from its egg when I was out monitoring today. Out of 42 eggs, 6 have already been predated ☹️, so I hope this one makes it through. https://t.co/GkpD9nltzI
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Birth of an (White) Admiral! I was lucky to come across this chap, which was just starting to emerge from its egg when I was out monitoring today. Out of 42 eggs, 6 have already been predated ☹️, so I hope this one makes it through. https://t.co/GkpD9nltzI

White Admiral is having a superb year - with a correspondingly-large egg lay. I've already tagged over 20 eggs for monitoring purposes, & haven't even started surveying in earnest at my study site. Apologies for yet another photo (from today) of the egg of my favourite butterfly! https://t.co/W1lv6ofeGr

White Admiral is having a superb year - with a correspondingly-large egg lay. I've already tagged over 20 eggs for monitoring purposes, & haven't even started surveying in earnest at my study site. Apologies for yet another photo (from today) of the egg of my favourite butterfly! https://t.co/W1lv6ofeGr

Saw my first summer brood Holly Blue yesterday in my garden in Oxford, and it's still only June https://t.co/stHfnHvkRL - has anyone else spotted one yet this summer? @UpperThamesBC @savebutterflies @ukbutterflies @WildOxfordshire @BBOWT @TVERC1 https://t.co/xxoEq8qGC1

Saw my first summer brood Holly Blue yesterday in my garden in Oxford, and it's still only June https://t.co/stHfnHvkRL - has anyone else spotted one yet this summer? @UpperThamesBC @savebutterflies @ukbutterflies @WildOxfordshire @BBOWT @TVERC1 https://t.co/xxoEq8qGC1

Stunning Purple Emperor at Bookham Commons today. Reward for a 50-mile round trip bike ride in 30C heat. Mad dogs and Englishmen ... @BC_Surrey @savebutterflies #30dayswild https://t.co/yoiBtkG9Tc

White Admiral season is definitely underway, with 9 eggs found in 40 minutes of searching with @theleeshore at Pamber Forest this morning! And adults are still emerging! Library pic. https://t.co/uZFBU6pAXB

White Admiral season is definitely underway, with 9 eggs found in 40 minutes of searching with @theleeshore at Pamber Forest this morning! And adults are still emerging! Library pic. https://t.co/uZFBU6pAXB

White Admiral Watch: Day 24. At 09:11 this morning Camilla was finally reborn. After 24 days it was over in seconds!

@ukbutterflies @BCSussex @SussexWildlife @savebutterflies https://t.co/mV3DQUMB9K

White Admiral Watch: Day 24. At 09:11 this morning Camilla was finally reborn. After 24 days it was over in seconds! @ukbutterflies @BCSussex @SussexWildlife @savebutterflies https://t.co/mV3DQUMB9K

Seeing a photo of a crippled butterfly with malformed wings, caused by the ignorance of the photographer, makes my blood boil 😠 If you see a newly-emerged butterfly inflating its wings, LEAVE IT ALONE! I seem to post this annually. On a lighter note, a Purple Emperor ... 😎 https://t.co/E2CTGXLRjo

Seeing a photo of a crippled butterfly with malformed wings, caused by the ignorance of the photographer, makes my blood boil 😠 If you see a newly-emerged butterfly inflating its wings, LEAVE IT ALONE! I seem to post this annually. On a lighter note, a Purple Emperor ... 😎 https://t.co/E2CTGXLRjo

The Brimstone is our longest-lived butterfly - today I found this newly emerged Brimstone in the wildflower area in our garden, but also saw a female (that had overwintered as an adult) laying eggs on Alder Buckthorn in Pamber Forest! https://t.co/81piHRfUxq

The Brimstone is our longest-lived butterfly - today I found this newly emerged Brimstone in the wildflower area in our garden, but also saw a female (that had overwintered as an adult) laying eggs on Alder Buckthorn in Pamber Forest! https://t.co/81piHRfUxq

Our lovely Ryan just captured the spectacular iridescence on this male purple emperor at #KneppWildland #rewilding #rewildyourself #purplepeople #purpleemperor @savebutterflies @BCSussex https://t.co/yx0x7ydpug

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