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small tortoiseshell

Butterfly House

Sunday, 27th July 2003, page 2 of 2, West Yorkshire


A gatekeeper flies around the dining room at lunchtime. It's the third species of butterfly we've had indoors this summer.

A few weeks ago when we were having lunch a comma flew in through the patio doors, flew out, and flew in again, circling over our heads. A week or so later a small tortoiseshell flew in through the front window and circled the lounge hovering around the coving. next page

Richard Bell