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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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Peak Season. July 2016
Written by Jos   

White-letter Hairstreak

 

 

The peak of the butterfly season, with many rare and scarce butterflies seen, taking me to the target of 100 species in the year. Notable finds included Marbled Fritillary, Titania's Fritillary, Cranberry Fritillary, multiple White-letter Hairstreaks and Bluespot Hairstreaks and, best of the lot, a population of Marbled Whites and a Meleager's Blue, a new species for Lithuania.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 July 2017 )
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Butterfly Season, Wave Two. June 2015.
Written by Jos   

Marsh Fritillary

 

 

 

Excellent month, with top action in both Lithuania and Latvia, a grand haul of totally new species for me including Clouded Apollo, Baltic Grayling, Alcon Blue, Eastern Baton Blue, Duke of Burgundy Fritillary, Marsh Fritillary, Bog Fritillary, Nickerl's Fritillary and Frigga's Fritillary!

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 July 2016 )
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