Wednesday, 30 July 2014

small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) Portsdown Hill, Compartment 1

Three small copper were recorded in Compartment 1 on 29th July 2014 (week 18 transect) - bringing the current butterfly spp total to 25 recorded spp across Comp 1 & 2 this year.

Although having returned from a weekend in Dorset - I was gripped to see a report of Queen of Spain
fritillary (Issoria lathonia) seen below Fort Southwick on the 26th July 2014, the record reported on:

Today, I caught up with John Goodspeed - who runs the website, and he knows the reporter and was satisfied with their account of the species. This is a very exciting record - and it will certainly keep me on my toes for the next couple of visits.

Not a Queen of Spain fritillary - small copper
recorded 29th July 2014

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