Midsummer’s Day is usually the first day I begin to notice painted lady butterflies in our Dorset garden. They have probably been around for a few days before then without my noticing them. So when I actually start to look out for them to test the robustness of my ‘Midsummer’s Day’ theory for the ‘first’ ones, I am in fact working with a flawed self-fulfilling hypothesis. It worked again this year, as usual… And as so often these days I only had an iPh@ne with me to record the success, with unspectacular but tolerable results.
I was hoping to get an underwing shot, but no luck. So I have plundered Wiki to get one
All photo except the last, RH with an iPhone
2 thoughts on “PAINTED LADY BUTTERFLIES IN DORSET: FIRST SIGHTING”
Beautiful! I am getting lot of Meadow Brown butterflies in the garden this year. I have not seen Painted Lady yet. Amelia
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I saw our first the day after the PL. A bit late for them to start. The next [non peacock / admiral / tortoiseshell / white] should be gatekeepers and speckled woods…