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Ladybirds out today. 6 of them clustered together on top of the thyme leaves, sunbathing. Doesn't nature make you feel good ?

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Very busy with insects around here, no doubt the slugs and snails will be loving this warm rain too.

Saw a Comma butterfly yesterday.

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Had an infestation of "baby" ladybirds . Larva stage? Last year so maybe in for another plague


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Originally Posted by Moonstar
Very busy with insects around here, no doubt the slugs and snails will be loving this warm rain too.

Saw a Comma butterfly yesterday.


Comma butterfly's are very pretty. Bumblebees today and 2 black butterflies darting around all over the place. They looked a largish size and all black but probably weren't. Having fun and making babies maybe. Don't know what they could be, can anyone help?

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Saw the same again today, so shot out to look properly. Obviously the light had caught it the wrong way and it was in fact a peacock butterfly. (dark underneath, so far as I could see ) Should have gone to spec savers !

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Me too Granny, they are so pretty.

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We had a lovely walk around Ness Gardens last Sunday (for Mothers' Day smile ), there were loads of them out, they are gorgeous.

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They are really so very pretty.

Moonstar, not quite so bad as originally thought !

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/p/peacockbutterfly.aspx

Peacock butterfly

The peacock butterfly has brownish-red wings, each with a single, large peacock-feather-like eyespot used to scare predators. It rests with its wings closed, showing the almost black, well-camouflaged underside.
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When I see a black spikey caterpillar I will know it is going to be a peacock butterfly.


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