First Flutterby of the Year!

March 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Red AdmiralRed Admiral

 

I was in Cabinteely Park yesterday with the gang and I  sneaked off for a look at the woods behind the big house. A butterfly zipping around a sheltered sunny glade was a welcome sign of spring! A few minutes later, I found it -  a Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta sunning itself on ivy. It's a bit washed out and tatty and migrants normally don't arrive until mid-May, so I'm assuming it survived the winter here as happens occasionally. Butterfly Ireland already have several other  2015 records. This widespread species occurs across Europe, Asia & North america.

 


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