Early UK butterflies

TPittaway at aol.com TPittaway at aol.com
Fri May 2 16:14:28 EDT 1997

The UK season continues to produce early butterflies.  In south Oxfordshire
(Wallingford) a male Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) was seen mud-puddling
on 1st May, and a freshly emerged Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) on the
2nd.  However, Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria) are very scarce, with only
two having been seen these past three weeks.  On the 1st, a female Red
Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) was observed ovipositing in a woodland nettle

Tony Pittaway
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England, UK
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