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090715 | 15th a Comma was seen in the village of Angarrack near Hayle

2009 I was down in late March but no butterflies were seen. In mid June, on the 13th at Portheras there was a Green Hairstreak, the first I have seen here. The 19th saw me again onthe green lane down to Higher Bosistow farm where hundreds of very worn Painted Ladies were found. Back again in the second week of July and a new location was explored at Rinsey, east of Mounts Bay. Again many Painted Ladies were on the wing together with Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers. On the 15th a Comma was seen in the village of Angarrack near Hayle and another was seen later on the site of Wheal Alfred enjoying the numerous Buddleia trees.

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via http://www.cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk/butterfly_observer_52....

Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) male
Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) female, underside
Comma (butterfly), the brush-footed butterfly Polygonia c-album