Friday, 17 July 2009

Painted Lady Cats




Hi all
Has anyone found the cats of Painted Lady yet in Calderdale this year ? There are hundreds, probably thousands of them in spinnings on thistles all along the coast here on the Llyn this year. Mainly on Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) but also on C.arvense (Creeping or Field Thistle).
No insects of any sort moving here today as we are battered in yet another severe westerly gale with torrential rain.....what happened to the dry hot bbq summer the met office forecast earlier this year !

3 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

what happened to the dry hot bbq summer the met office forecast earlier this year

We've had it already :D
So glad i'm jetting off for a few weeks soon.

Yes many hundreds of Caterpillars here in Essex in large fields of Thistles, its a remarkable sight.

brian leecy said...

I havent found any p l cats in calderdale as yet,nor have i seen a single cinnabar cat or moth,is anyone else finding many /?

AndyC said...

Not one so far.