We looked inside some of the tweets by @ukbutterflies and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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
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
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
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