Nottinghamshire flutterings 58 (2015-34) – December Brimstone!

Hello Butterphiles,

Since my last update towards the end of November…..

Brimstone
Two sighting both females. The latest previous record that I have available is 15/11/2009
6th December: David Atkinson -female Brimstone this morning whilst bird watching near Newark Sugar Factory
7th December: Stuart Carlton – female Brimstone in my garden (Cropwell Bishop) today. Swept through on the breeze!

Red Admiral.
The latest previous record is 4/12/2006
7th December: Rob Thatcher – Red Ad flying round the garden today – Hooray!

Peacock
The latest previous record is 24/12/2008
26th November: Jacqueline Dennison – flying in and around heather (Budby South Forest) looking most incongruous!
8th December: Lorna Griffiths photographed a tatty individual: Almost the end of days for this little fellow seen today on the Thoresby Estate

Two other species have been recorded in December before now:
Painted Lady 15/12/1996
Small Tortoiseshell 24/12/2001

Keep watching those warm sheltered areas!

Richard

Richard Rogers
Nottinghamshire Butterfly record recorder
East Midlands Butterfly Conservation http://www.eastmidlands-butterflies.org.uk

E&OE

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