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Butterfly Conservation
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   Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch


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Archived Sightings:

First Sightings 2015


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ALERT: Scarce Tortoiseshells in our area! In 2014 there was an unprecedented influx of Scarce (Yellow-legged) Tortoiseshells, which look similar to the (also rare) Large Tortoiseshell. There is speculation that they would have gone straight into hibernation, so keep and eye out for any emerging when the first warm days of Spring arrive! If you are lucky enough to see or photograph one, please try to record the leg colour and an underside shot, as this is a key distinguishing factor between the two

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January 2015
18thHare Park (TL583589)PeacockKevin WilsonI was pleasantly surprised to see a Peacock butterfly sunning itself on the edge of a log pile. My first butterfly of this year. Tried sending a photo but would not submit.
11thCollier Row Lane, RomfordPeacockCarol & Ian PhillipsSunning itself on the pavement at 1pm
9thMeldreth (TL378458)PeacockJim Reid1 Peacock butterfly sunning itself on rockery
2ndBarrington (TL401499)Red AdmiralPaddy GroveRather surprising to see a Red Admiral flying at around 1.30pm, sunny but only 8degC

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