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Butterflies in December

18/12/2012 11:51:35
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Peacock butterfly seen in Herefordshire on 18th December 2012.

Peacock butterfly in December

December 2012. Was driving along today (December 18th), a nice sunny day with temperatures hovering around 7-8 degrees, when something fluttered across my bows. Unfortunately, I was armed with only a mobile phone camera, so my apologies for the quality, but the image does show a peacock butterfly.

Unusual
Although it is quite unusual, several butterflies can sometimes be seen flying in the UK, even in mid-winter. Peacock and Red admirals are probably the most common, and small tortoiseshell can be found sheltering in houses and other building. 

Read more about wintering and hibernating butterflies and moths with Butterfly Conservation.

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