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white butterfly (large white?)

Late Flight

Monday 10th September 2001, West Yorkshire

Large Whitesbuddleia AFTER THE cooler weather we've had recently, the few remaining blossoms on the Buddleia bushes aren't crowded with butterflies, but there does seem to be a flight of Large Whites. Two of them flutter in an aerial game of tag near a third that is feeding on a hawkweed flower by the farm.

shield bug A green Shield Bug, probably the Hawthorn Shield Bug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale, walks ponderously on the outside of the window pane, like a gleaming clockwork toy that is slowing down. next page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
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