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Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:44 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Hi All

Please reply or add your own findings on Insects, Dragons, Damsel, Butterflies, Moths etc.

I know this is usually a popular subjecy especially in the Spring/Summertime.

Regards

John

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:57 pm
by JohnP | 5 Posts

Here are two from Leighton Moss last year no idea what they are, but looked good while feeding

Attached pictures:
ButterflyWhite.jpg
ButterflyRed.jpg

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:50 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Hi John

Pic 2 is a Red Admiral and Pic 1 not sure, I would say Cabbage White but there are a few variations on the White ones, sure someone else will put us right.

Both on Budliea by the lopk of it.

Regards

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:06 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Aye pic 2 is defo a Red Admiral.
Pic 1 is a Large White, black spots and wing tips are bolder than the Small White, the butterfly is visibly larger than the Small White also - but nothing here to judge the size against.

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:32 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Zitat von degsy_safc
Aye pic 2 is defo a Red Admiral.
Pic 1 is a Large White, black spots and wing tips are bolder than the Small White, the butterfly is visibly larger than the Small White also - but nothing here to judge the size against.



Thanks Derek I get terribly muxed ip with butterflies, errr and small brown birds, and them Damsel dragon flying things etc etc.

I think if I just keep going long enough I will be able to tell one from the other eventually.

That is a bird from a dragonfly.

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:43 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

Hello boys and girls! Does anybody know any good plants for attracting moths?
Also, does anybody have any plants or cuttings etc that they dont want? I am more than happy to pick them up!!!

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:04 pm
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Cannabis. Oh Sorry Moths I thought it said Goths

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:33 am
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Jason

Wrong time of year mate you need to wait until the spring. Here is a link to some information on the RSPB website:-

http://www.rspbliverpool.org.uk/Helpbutterflies.htm

Last year I had loads of buddleia and couldn't get rid of them (Dougie took one) so I planted most of them. I have one left which I will check when the leaves come out to see if it is the correct type. If you look at JohnP's photos above those butterflies are both on buddleia, it's sometimes called the butterfly bush.

I have got loads of red valerian and it is great in the summer nights watching the moths swarm around its flowers. I sometimes get a hummingbird hawk moth on this plant during the day. The only problem is it spreads like wildfire and gets everywhere so you have to manage it. I will dig some up in the spring for you.

I might still have some iceplant and will check in the spring.

Remind me again in March/April

Brian


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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:47 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

Thank you very much Brian mate.

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:54 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

As well as Buddleia, we used to have honeysuckle in our last house that that attracted moths and insects during the day and loads of bats in the evening (and it smelled nice!)

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:07 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

You can also try ivy Jason.

During the summer it gets small flowers on it and bees and butterflies swarm on it. Not too sure which kind of ivy mind you as there are several type (I Think).

The one I am on about is on the back fence and the leaves are quite small.

Regards
John

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:37 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

Actually I need a good climbing plant this year! Ivy would be perfect. I'll see if I can get some Honeysuckle as well. Thanks!

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:55 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Zitat von jason
Actually I need a good climbing plant this year! Ivy would be perfect. I'll see if I can get some Honeysuckle as well. Thanks!



If you go for Ivy Jas watch where you plant it mate - it can lift roof tiles and guttering if you don't keep it under control - HoneySuckle is a goodun for butterflies, plus the smell from it on a summers evening is really very nice.


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Cheers,
Derek

Website: http://www.digiphotog.com

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:21 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

Thanks Derek, I'm thinking of putting the Ivy on a wall thats detatched from the house so it should be ok. I definately think I should get some Honeysuckle!

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RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:50 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Hi Jason
I find the Ivy is also exellent for Wrens searching through it for food and its good for nesting birds.

Regards
John

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