Wednesday, 8 July 2015

White Admiral Emerges

The White Admiral Butterfly (Limenitis camilla) is usually quite elusive. 
I only found a couple of rather old and worn specimens last year on my Woodland walk. 
So it was quite encouraging this week on my walk, to find two in good condition so early in the season. I have been looking for them amongst others for the last few days, hopefully there may be more to come yet. These were returning every few minutes to a batch of 'In Flower' Bramble bushes, situated in a sunny position along side a woodland ride. I would have liked a few more shots of the underside as its a colourful pattern, but when feeding they tend to mostly open flat their wings.












30 comments:

  1. Roy How wonderful to see the White Admral butterfly. Brilliant shots.

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  2. Bonjour Roy
    Tu as de la chance d'avoir la Silène posée, moi elle ne veut pas.
    Je suis dans les ronces aussi sur mon blog ;-)
    Bisous et bonne journée

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    1. Merci Nathalie, elle a été très utile

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  3. The white admiral is seemingly another species found too far south so see here

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    1. You should be seeing them in your area I would have thought Simon.

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  4. Excellent Roy, I have never had the fortune of seeing one of these beauties but maybe one day :-) You are definitely having a great year as regards butterflies!

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  5. A beauty of a butterfly Roy, and great shots of it too.
    I've only ever seen one, a couple of years ago, and that was a very worn looking individual; nothing like these.

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  6. Lovely specimens and great images.

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  7. Lucky You! We went to Martin Down nature reserve last week, the White Admiral were everywhere and I did not get one shot, they were all too flighty. One did land on a bramble flower but it was tatty and torn. So congratulations for getting nice pictures of White Admirals that are not tatty and torn :-)

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    1. Thanks Lyn. They are a bit flighty.

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  8. Nice find and great shots Roy...and in perfect condition too, the butterflies not...anyway!...
    Sadly I've not been able to see any in their 'usual' places for the last two years....[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, I was really lucky to catch this one as the next time if at all, they will look pretty rough.

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  9. The first butterfly picture I took, I was about 16 or 17 was a White Admiral. I haven't seen one since!

    I'm getting caught up with you recent posts. Yah, I've been traveling again!

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    1. Not easy to find Steve.
      The grass doesn't grow under your feet.{:))

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  10. Hi, Roy!
    Your blog is stunning!
    It's always a pleasant surprise to get here!
    I apologize for another long absence, around here.
    Lack of time to visit all the blogs as I would wish, associated with a problem on my computer, which kept me away from net for a few weeks.
    But now that I'm here again... I will take a look on everything that I've been missing here...
    A huge hug
    Ana

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    1. Hi Ana, thanks.
      Computers, they can be frustrating things.{:))

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  11. Lovely shots, Roy - and what a beautiful butterfly this is.

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    1. Thanks Alison, yes I was lucky to get this one they are very flighty and very often high up in the trees.

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  12. I've never seen a White Admiral, they are beautiful butterflies with really striking markings.

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    1. I doubt that you would see one up in your area D.

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  13. Hey Roy..Thought I commented on this one but who knows sometimes I forget my own name. ;}
    It is a great time of year for you seeing butterflies about to focus on. This is another nice one. My favorites are # 5 and 6. I love those bramble flowers, just don't think I want to get caught up in those thorns though :}

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, the brambles are OK, there are worse things. Yes its coming into the height of the butterfly season now as there are more varied species flying now.

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  14. Excellent photos of these beautiful butterflies!

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