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