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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Latest Glanvilles

We had a ab. wittei Glanville Fritillary last week, so far the only one this year.

Normal Glanvilles have been hatching and are seen in the Cutting and Bridleway in good numbers, they are just emerging in the big scrape today.

a pupa was found attached to a stone
yesterday we had our first observed pairing

its our open day on Sunday 29th, so many people will be giving information and guided walks

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Glanvilles Are Flying

Our Glanville Fritillary buterflies are now flying at Hutchinsons Bank.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Glanville Fritillary

The Hutchinsons Bank colony of Glanville Fritillary looks like it will have a good year this year.

In the cutting so far 42 larvae that have overwintered and are now fully grown have recently been found. They are hiding around the scrapes and in the centre of the cutting track.

At the other end of the site there is a larval web of about 200 larvae also fully grown, these also will be wandering to pupate in the next week. The adult butterflies should be flying from 14th May.

Butterfly wise it has been quiet but 2 Grizzled Skippers have been seen.