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hugh smith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: tortoiseshell Reply with quote

Hi
not shore if this is large or small tortoiseshell
taken at 1 of my new local patches the riverside walk left at the junction of riverside walk and Worton road houwslow
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hugh smith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed update its an Comma
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Kit



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you can tell by the 'frilly' edges to the wings, even if you can't see the large comma mark on the underside of the wing. Lovely photo!
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hugh smith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi kit
thank you, you ar such a sweety
Wink Hugh
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Peter



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw my first commas of the year this weekend too...aren't they great.

I also saw a hummingbird hawk moth, silver washed fritillaries and a white admiral - all really exciting as these are firsts for me in the UK. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hugh smith wrote:
thank you, you ar such a sweety


Life's too short and precious to waste it being horrible to people! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kit you ar so right Smile I visited hounslow heath today it is only the 2nd time I have seen the comma butterfly, I think this is a better shot
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