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Meadow browns

Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 26 2018 15:42

I know they're one of the commonest British butterflies, but it's teeming everywhere with them round here at the moment. I can't recall ever seeing so many before.

Perhaps I just wasn't looking? :shrug:
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Post by Freako » Tue Jun 26 2018 21:34

John Milford wrote:
I know they're one of the commonest British butterflies, but it's teeming everywhere with them round here at the moment. I can't recall ever seeing so many before.

Perhaps I just wasn't looking? :shrug:
Don't knock it John, not too many around my way as yet.
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Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 26 2018 22:10

Not much arable farming around Belper, mostly cattle & sheep grazing. I suppose the plus side of that is little or no pesticides :thumbs:

I do worry about the lack of bees though. Nowhere near as many evident compred to previous years. :shrug:
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Post by martin godliman » Wed Jun 27 2018 08:13

A pretty and small butterfly caught my eye in the garden recently when I googled it...turned out it was cutely named the... 'mint moth'....literally lays it eggs on and their caterpillars eat mint.
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jun 27 2018 10:59

martin godliman wrote:
A pretty and small butterfly caught my eye in the garden recently when I googled it...turned out it was cutely named the... 'mint moth'....literally lays it eggs on and their caterpillars eat mint.
The caterpillars with the freshest breath in the whole of the insect world! :laughs:
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Post by martin godliman » Wed Jun 27 2018 12:14

John Milford wrote:
martin godliman wrote:
A pretty and small butterfly caught my eye in the garden recently when I googled it...turned out it was cutely named the... 'mint moth'....literally lays it eggs on and their caterpillars eat mint.
The caterpillars with the freshest breath in the whole of the insect world! :laughs:
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