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Old 23-07-2006, 11:52 PM posted to uk.local.hertfordshire,uk.rec.gardening
Neil Jones Neil Jones is offline
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Default Unrecognised butterly

John Burke wrote:

By the time I fetched my camera it'd gone.

It stayed on the ground for a few minutes and displayed speckled orange

Can anyone identify it?

Likeliest thing is a Speckled Wood butterfly. It is usually a woodland
butterfly but it does occur in gardens.

The caterpillars eat grasses.
Here is a picture.


Neil Jones