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Old 23-06-18, 07:37 PM
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I know this thread is mostly about butterflies, but thought I would share this picture of a Buff Ermine it is one of 5 I have reared on from finding eggs in one of my pots after catching some Buff Ermine's back in 2017. I have two more to hopefully emerge as this was the third one.

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I know this thread is mostly about butterflies, but thought I would share this picture of a Buff Ermine it is one of 5 I have reared on from finding eggs in one of my pots after catching some Buff Ermine's back in 2017. I have two more to hopefully emerge as this was the third one.

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Well done Martin! Quite an achievement as I know only too well after rearing Lime Hawkmoths a few years ago.
A super image of the Buff Ermine. I hope the last two emerge safely.
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Well done Martin! Quite an achievement as I know only too well after rearing Lime Hawkmoths a few years ago.
A super image of the Buff Ermine. I hope the last two emerge safely.
The others have emerge safely,and guess what I have another batch of larva of Buff Ermine again this year eating leaves like crazy.
Also last week end I found my first Scarlet Tiger Moths
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The others have emerge safely,and guess what I have another batch of larva of Buff Ermine again this year eating leaves like crazy.
Also last week end I found my first Scarlet Tiger Moths
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They are a stunning day flying moth!
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The following were (along with several as yet unidentified moths) in my moth trap over last weekend ( 7th & 8th July).
1: Buff-tip
2: Elephant Hawkmoth
3: Leopard moth
4 & 5: Swallowtail moth
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Stunners aren't they!

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On Monday (9th) a Hummingbird hawk-moth put in a brief appearance and today a Peacock butterfly in my garden on a Buddleia, the first one I have sighted unbelievably this summer.
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Only ever seen a Hummingbird Hawk-moth in Spain. Fabulous little animals, and I had the great pleasure of watching one work its way around an extensive garden for about 20 minutes. My first Peacock of the summer yesterday in our garden, and a a very bright small orange butterfly appeared whilst I was deep in conversation with a neighbour, and I couldn't be so rude as to stop him in full flow. When he did stop the butterfly was gone. No idea what it was 😫

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Stop him next time Tony!😉
Could it have been a Comma?
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