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Archive: 2017

News functions 21 Mar - Purple Hairstreak egg. In Knebworth Park, second Purple Hairstreak egg found on one oak - may soon hatch photo. Despite glorious sunshine, no butterflies on the wing

15 Mar - Large Tortoiseshell in Sussex. Large Tortoiseshell reported from Woods Mill, Sussex at 1:45pm close to where some were seen last year Could it possibly be breeding here?

13 Mar - My first butterfly of the year. A Brimstone hugging the south-facing wall of my house at 12:15 pm. Temperature in the shade 10 degrees

9 Mar - White-letter Hairstreak egg hatched. At Six Hills Common, egg hatched since 25 February but was unable to find caterpillar - will check again in the coming days. Photo

17 Feb - Record 31 species in TL22 in 2017. Pages updated accounting for all records received for 2017 plus some minor cosmetic changes

25 Jan - Speckled Wood sighting and pupa. Seen at Bow, London. Also a larva pupating in South Wales - on twitter

17 Jan - Red Admiral update 4. Disappointing to find no larvae or eggs in Knebworth Park but there are very few nettles growing now with Ground Ivy taking over. Yesterday at Fairlands Valley Park, still plenty of nettles but unfortunately no eggs or larvae

7 Jan - Red Admiral update 3. In Knebworth Park, I found one egg still unhatched (on nettle) but no larvae - have they perished?

1 Jan - Happy New Year to all. For last year's news click here