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Butterflies of the New Quay Area

We have deliberately planted our cottages and farm gardens with plants that will attract butterflies.
These include Buddleia, Hydrangea, Rosemary, and many more. Additionally we have a pasture at
Motygido set aside for wildlife with many native grasses and wild flowers.

Red Admiral Anthyllis vulneraria
On Orange-Ball Buddleia at Motygido

Ringlet Aphanatopus hyperantus
On Vetch at Motygido

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae
On Sedum flowers at Motygido

Painted Lady  Cynthia cardui
These are migratory and vary in number from  year to year. 

A Small Tortoiseshell and a Painted Lady on Sedum at Motygido

Comma   Polygonia c-album
The caterpillars feeds on the nettle and are camouflaged as a bird dropping! 

Peacock  Inachis io
Less common than the Small Tortoishell, the caterpillar also feeds on Nettles

Speckled Wood  Parargae argeria
Seen from March to October, the caterpillar feeds on Couch  and Cocksfoot Grass.

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Male Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

Female Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

Silver Washed Fritillary   Argynnis paphia
The caterpillars feed on the Violet and adults are often seen feeding on the Bramble. 
Here it feeds on Sedum.

Female Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

A Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas on Osteospermum
Its caterpillars feed on Dock and Sorrel and there may be 3 broods in a year.

all photos Rod Attrill 


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