Peter Martin, who has written many interesting articles on the butterflies that can be seen at the Pond, has let us know that the Small Tortoiseshell has continued its 2013 recovery this year. In fact he has recorded its presence on 18 different days. Peter notes that, hopefully, the beautiful butterflies’ near-extinction by the parasitic fly, Sturmia bella, has now been reversed!
Please also see Peter’s previous posts:
Picture credit here.