Red Admiral Butterfly

We have seen lots of the Red Admiral Butterflies in our orchard in the last few weeks (August/September 2019). This post was originally published on (4th August 2007) and updated on (13th September 2019). Latin Name: Vanessa Atalanta  Description:  The Red Admiral is a brightly coloured butterfly with red bands and white spots on a black … Read more

Butterfly Spotting

Today (Thursday 10th April 2008) I spotted the first butterfly of the season. It was a peacock butterfly. I spotted it this morning about 10am in my vegetable garden. Have you spotted any butterflies this year yet? – Let me know which butterfly you saw, where you saw it and when you saw it. really … Read more

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Speckled Wood Butterfly Latin Name: Parage aegeria. Description: The speckled wood butterfly has brown wings with creamy-yellow coloured spots on the upper wing with one small dark eye spot near the tip of the upper wing. The lower wings have creamy-yellow coloured spots and a row of three dark eye spots. Size: The wingspan of the speckled wood butterfly … Read more

Butterflies Seen In July And August

Butterflies seen in July and August on and around my farm are; Peacock Butterfly Comma Butterfly Wall Brown Red Admiral Cabbage White Small Tortoiseshell Speckled Wood     Butterflies Farm WildlifeButterflies, Farm Wildlife

Where Do Butterflies Go When It Rains?

Where Do Butterflies Go When it Rains? When it rains butterflies roost; In garden buildings. On or in tree trunks. On the underside of leaves. Under dense leaves. In crevices in walls. In crevices in between rocks. Under the overhang of houses. Hanging on bushes and shrubs. Under rocks. In garages. These are the same … Read more

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Latin Name: Aglais urticae Description:  The Small Tortoiseshell butterfly is bright orange with a black border and blue spots around the edge of the wings. The forewing has 3 rectangular black patches and the hindwings have black on them aswell. The underside of the wings are a black and brown colouring with a row of faint … Read more

Small White / Cabbage White Butterfly

Latin Name: Pieris rapae Description:  The Small White butterfly has white wings. The upperside of the wing has one black or grey spot on it’s forewing for the male and two for the female. There is also a black or grey patch on the tip of the forewing. Size: The wingspan on the Small White is approximately … Read more

What Is A Butterfly?

  A butterfly is an insect. They have 6 legs. Butterflies have 3 body parts. These insects have 2 antennae. Butterflies have overlapping scales on their wings. They are coldblooded. Butterflies begin their life as an egg which hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar then produces a chrysalis (pupa) which then transforms into the butterfly. … Read more

Where Do Butterflies Go At Night?

I was recently asked the question Where Do Butterflies Go At Night? by TopVeg. This is an excellent question. Where Do Butterflies Go At Night? Butterflies roost and sleep; In garden buildings. On or in tree trunks. On the underside of leaves. Under dense leaves. In crevices in walls. In crevices in between rocks. Under … Read more

Wall Brown Butterfly

Latin Name: Lasiommata megera Description: The Wall Brown butterfly has orange wings with a brown border and brown markings on the wing. Near the tip of the forewings the Wall Brown has a prominent eye spot with an arc of 3 or 4 eye spots on the hindwing. The underside of the wing is a brown … Read more