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Thursday, 1 August 2019
The Painted Ladies cometh!
I was surprised to find a Painted Lady blundering around in the trap this morning, but grabbed it and put it into the fridge. Then I noticed another specimen on my Buddleia and got out the camera.
I then took an amble around Burry Port, across the field, round the beach and onto the lighthouse. I began seeing Painted Ladies on Buddleia by the old canal, on Ragwort at the west end of Burry Port field and dozens on Sea Holly on the edge of the beach. At the lighthouse I noticed a few Painted Ladies apparently arriving, into the breeze from the south. In all I counted at least 51individuals.