The Badger’s Eye Guide to the Butterflies & Moths of Barwick, Herts v1.1

Updated 24th August 2009 to include;
Gatekeeper
Hummingbird Hawkmoth

As this blog is part diary, part Natural History notebook this entry is a baseline of butterflies and moths spotted and photographed in and around Barwick so I can refer back and add to it in the future.

I’ve found two web resources particularly useful in identifying species;
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/
http://ukmoths.org.uk/

BUTTERFLIES

Gatekeeper or Hedge Brown (male)Pyronia tithonus


Speckled WoodPararge aegeria

Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta


CommaPolygonia c-album


European PeacockNymphalis io


Painted Lady – Vanessa cardui


Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae


MOTHS

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – Macroglossum stellatarum

Small Magpie – Eurrhypara hortulata

3 Comments

  1. Beautiful colors. Nature is really amazing..

  2. Thanks for the comment and the visit. I have a couple more butterflies and moths to add to this post after another sunny August weekend. Look out for the 'hummingbird hawkmoth'. It's really cool

  3. Very beautiful and well photographed!!

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