Sunday, June 29, 2008

White admiral butterfly, Limenitis camilla

20060731 Limenitis camilla Eupatorium Darwell Wood 4a

The highlight of today was the appearance of a white admiral butterfly in Emthree.

I think there is one butterfly in the garden and I saw it first yesterday from the windows of our house as it flew round the back door.  Today I saw it again several times, mostly at bramble flowers.  Then, as I was heading to feed the tortoise, it rose up from Emthree and circled round briefly before soaring majestically over the hedge.

I was not able to get a photo, but the one above shows a rather worn example in a local wood nectaring on hemp agrimony.

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