Early UK sightings

Simon Coombes simonc at captain.ndirect.co.uk
Sat Jan 17 04:01:18 EST 1998

Hi all

In Cornwall and Devon last weekend (10 Jan. particularly) there was a large amount of butterflies on the wing, some people were reporting seeing 6 or so at a time in places. Red admirals, Vanessa atalanta were numerous (due perhaps to a mild winter), a number of Peacocks Inachis io and Small tortoiseshells, Aglais urticae and also a pair of Brimstones Gonepteryx rhamni which I believe is the earliest record this century.

There were no Commas, Polygonia c-album, reported, did any one spot one?


Simon Coombes
3 Valletort Place
Pl1 3SP
01752 260633
E-mail  simonc at captain.ndirect.co.uk
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Currently c60 images, an account of the butterflies of Tenerife, and a small section for NW France.
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