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2018 Diary, Butterflies
Bonus Month. October 2018. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Pale Clouded Yellow

 

 

Unprecedented numbers of butterflies flying late into autumn, no less than 12 species in the first half of the month, including good numbers of Pale Clouded Yellows, plus unexpected species such as Wall Brown and late-flying Sooty Coppers and Common Blues. Even in the third week of the month, despite cooler conditions, still a half dozen species flying, very unusual for Lithuania!

 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 October 2018 )
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Prolonged Summer. September 2018. PDF Print E-mail
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European Mantis

 

 

 

And so a glorious summer continues - top weather and abundant butterflies right through to mid-month and beyond. More typical of mid-summer, Large Copper, Little Blue, Wall Brown and Large Skipper all on the wing, plus a good range of others, including four species of fritillary, massive numbers of Pale Clouded Yellows, a Chalkhill Blue and a Brown Hairstreak, the latter my 108th species of the year in Lithuania. In all, a grand total of 31 species noted during the first two weeks of the month, my best ever September total.

 

Also worthy of special mention, one superb European Mantis, a species only known in Lithuania in the last decade.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 October 2018 )
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August 2018. PDF Print E-mail
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Perfect Days. July 2018. PDF Print E-mail
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 Scarce Fritillary

 

 

Only in Lithuania for the first half of the month, but should be top of the season and hopefully take my year list over and above the magical 100 mark. Superb start with a fantastic Scarce Fritillary in the west, plus Scarce Large Blue, Marbled Fritillary and more Ilex Hairstreaks.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2018 )
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Bonanza Month. June 2018. PDF Print E-mail
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Black Hairstreak

 

 

A stunning month of impressive butterflies! Among the highlights, a flight of Twinspot Fritillaries, several Nickerl's Fritillaries and Cranberry Fritillaries and good numbers of Black Hairstreaks and Ilex Hairstreaks. Additionally, large numbers of Green-underside Blues, several Alcon Blues and a good range of other species such as Poplar Admirals and Woodland Browns.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2018 )
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