Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Purple Emperor wings


When I went butterflying last Tuesday with my lads at Dene Park, one of my boys picked up these butterfly wings off the path (no body).  Initial glance suggested a White Admiral, but turning them over I noticed the 'eye' - another Purple Emperor, possibly female?

2 comments:

alan woodcock said...

Hi Adam,the emperor at Sandwich was a eperor drangonfly not a purple emperor butterfly,sorry my cock up.

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Adam.
You have got your boys trained well,that was a nice find.
Your Elephant Hawk Moth,nice moth to have indoors, reminds me of one we had at our old house, one summers evening we happened to be out the back and one just turned up, clinging to the drain pipe,It stayed there for ages.I was able to get so close to it. I never realised how pretty they are.If you can call them pretty that is.