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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.