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Entries close for this weeks Alphabet image at midnight Sunday 1st September ... Post a pic taken this week  ...  How  unusual a subject beginning with 'I' can you come up with eh? .;)

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The Weekly Caption 26/08/2019

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http://www.tipf.co.uk/forums/topic/30771-the-weekly-caption-26082019/

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How can this fly?

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This is the roughest butterfly I have ever seen that can still fly.

Silver-washed Fritillary.

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Fascinating isn't it.  You think that it would be doomed to fly in circles for the rest of it's life.  Here's a couple more:

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Johntwo, Last one looks like it has had an argument with a strimmer !

John P, would these make it into next year or are they on their way out ?

 

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1 hour ago, Denis said:

John P, would these make it into next year or are they on their way out ?

 

Denis... Of the 59 species of butterflies in Britain there are only five that can overwinter as adult butterflies, the other 54 all spend the winter months as eggs, chrysalises or as larvae.  The Silver-washed Fritillary in my photo will not last much longer, that also applies to johntwo's butterflies. The first of johntwo's is a Small  Tortoiseshell, although that is one of the five this one won't survive it's in too poor a condition, the second looks like a Meadow Brown, it's too washed out and tatty to be sure though.

This will explain. https://bardofelysays.blogspot.com/2015/11/butterflies-in-november-and-british.html

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I've also seen some pretty tatty butterflies and they're usually the ones that overwinter as adults, I didn't think they would last more than a year....

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