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921112 | Fortunate sighting of the largest of all our migrants, a Monarch, at Angarrack on a pub

John also made several individual sightings of the very rare Large Tortoiseshell butterfly near his home at Connor Downs over several years in the late 1990’s through to about 2006, raising hopes that this species may have survived over several generations in west Cornwall, following a probable small immigration of this extinct species. He is also accredited with proving a Painted Lady butterfly can overwinter as an adult butterfly in Cornwall (1997/1998) following a mark & release experiment by him close to his home near Hayle. Finally, his patience was rewarded by a fortunate sighting of the largest of all our migrants, a Monarch, on 12th November, 2002 at Angarrack on a pub roof!

 

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