Unrecognised butterly

Unrecognised butterly

am 24.07.2006 00:36:03 von John Burke

By the time I fetched my camera it'd gone.

It stayed on the ground for a few minutes and displayed speckled orange
wings.

Can anyone identify it?

Re: Unrecognised butterly

am 24.07.2006 00:52:41 von Neil Jones

John Burke wrote:

> By the time I fetched my camera it'd gone.
>
> It stayed on the ground for a few minutes and displayed speckled orange
> wings.
>
> Can anyone identify it?

Likeliest thing is a Speckled Wood butterfly. It is usually a woodland
butterfly but it does occur in gardens.

The caterpillars eat grasses.
Here is a picture.



Neil Jones

Re: Unrecognised butterly

am 24.07.2006 02:39:12 von Sue

"John Burke" <> wrote
> By the time I fetched my camera it'd gone.
>
> It stayed on the ground for a few minutes and displayed speckled
> orange wings.
>
> Can anyone identify it?

A Comma perhaps?
(butterfly)

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Sue