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Autumn Pickings. September 2016
Written by Jos   

 Brown Argus

 

 

Despite the onset of autumn, still quite a flurry of butterfly activity throughout the month - Eastern Bath White, Clouded Yellow, Chalkhill Blue, Brown Hairstreak and Brown Argus amongst the near 30 species seen.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 October 2016 )
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Late Season. August 2016.
Written by Jos   

Chalkhill Blue

 

 

As the season began to wind down, the focus in August turned to a few rare and localised localised species that appear late on the wing - chief amongst them Tree Grayling in Lithuania and Scotch Argus in Latvia. Also encountered a Brown Hairstreak, two Brown Argus, a few more Chalkhill Blues and, major rarities, a Clouded Yellow and a second Meleager's Blue.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 March 2017 )
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Meleager's Blue, New Species for Lithuania.
Written by Jos   

 Meleagers Blue

 

Whilst searching for Chalkhill Blues in southern Lithuania on 30 July, I discovered a female Meleager's Blue (Meleageria daphnis) taking nectar from Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) flowers. This constitutes for the first record of the species in Lithuania and the Baltic States. Remarkably, I found a second individual a week later at a distance of 550 metres from the first, this second being a male.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 March 2017 )
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