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abc123

  • Joined Oct 2018
Butterfly
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:52:28 pm »
Can anyone tell me what sort of butterfly this is?
Dennis the menace butterfly? :D
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vegpatch

  • Joined Oct 2016
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 04:56:28 pm »
Looks like a cinnebar moth - one of the day-flying moths.  It's larvae like ragwort.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 06:43:51 pm »
I'm with vegpatch.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 08:15:40 am »
I dont have any ragwort but I do have these moths so they obviously feed on other plants too.

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 09:26:08 am »
They like my Poly tunnel, not sure what they are looking for as we haven't come across caterpillars

abc123

  • Joined Oct 2018
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 06:49:39 pm »
Interesting. Thanks all.
I dont have any ragwort that I know of either.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Butterfly
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 07:17:54 pm »
They like groundsel too, and everyone must have that!
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Butterfly
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 01:51:28 pm »
Plenty of groundsel around here.

 

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