1 EAGLETON NOTES: Butterflies

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Monday, 26 September 2011

Butterflies

I went for another cycle ride this afternoon.  Just a short one.  It was 42℃ on the terrace at Maumulon this afternoon.  A record high for this time in September over the last 12 years that John has been taking temperatures.  So I cycled down the lane.  Having spent half the day chasing a Red Admiral on the Sedum in the garden I discovered a wild Sedum out in the countryside.  It was covered in bees, hover flies, things I couldn't identify and butterflies: Small Copper (to quote Adrian 'I hope'), Red Admirals and Peacocks in particular.  Having posted a Peacock already here's the other two:

Red Admiral
Small Copper

5 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. The Peacock and the Admiral we have here too (and I have spent hours chasing them around the park!) but the Small Copper I've never seen before.

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  2. Great shots.......nothing like a cycle round the countryside guessing.
    It is a Small Copper.......I hope!

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  3. The plant is hemp agrimony. I have lots in the back garden at Frog End (it spreads quickly) and it's always covered in insects.

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  4. Thanks for the commenta and, Helen, for the information. It was sort of pink. So was the last one. They both attract insects. I'm a simple soul. I'll never remember Hemp Agrimony. You can test me next year when I'm down your way.

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  5. Beautiful! I've taken a picture of a red admiral the other day near one of my bedroom windows; it is in my "to be posted on blogger" folder. Don't know why, but somehow it pleases me to find out that we have similar names for butterflies in English and German; the Peacock Butterfly is the "Peacock's Eye" in German.

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