A Good Year For Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies


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:

The Recovery Of The Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Butterfly Of The Month: July – The Small Tortoiseshell

Picture credit here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: