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2019 Diary, Butterflies


Delight of Spring. May 2019. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Traditionally an excellent month in Lithuania, the numbers of butterflies rapidly increasing as the month progresses, including flights of some of the most enchanting species in the country.

Good month, with Swallowtails, Dingy Skippers and Clouded Apollos among the 20 species seenin the first half of the month, then a dramatic upswing with almost 40 species on the wing, including more Clouded Apollos, highly localised Mallow Skippers and Violet Coppers, plus other goodies such as Bog Fritillary, Little Blue and Green-underside Blue.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2019 )
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Spring Ongoing. April 2019. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Camberwell Beauty

 

 

 

 

Spring in the air, a warm week kicking the month off with seven species flying, including good numbers of Large Tortoiseshells and Yellow-legged Tortoiseshells, plus Camberwell Beauties.

 

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 April 2019 )
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Early Season Highs. March 2019. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Large Tortoiseshell

 

 

Butterfly season opens - a Small Tortoiseshell on 12 March, my earliest ever butterfly flying in Lithuania. Beyond that, still a good couple of weeks earlier than usual, warm sun from the 23rd onwards added more early season surprises, several splendid Yellow-legged Tortoiseshells, an impressive eight Large Tortoiseshells and 23 Camberwell Beauties!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 April 2019 )
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