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Painted Lady

Apparently we had a surfeit of Painted Lady butterflies in the U.K.this year and this is one of them, captured on the Budlia in our front garden.

Painted Lady

Apparently we had a surfeit of Painted Lady butterflies in the U.K.this year and this is one of them, captured on the Budlia in our front garden.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Oct 2009, 00:20
Looks like she is batting on a good wicket, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The butterflies just love this plant Ray.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Oct 2009, 00:45
I wonder is she knows how beautiful she is, Brian?!
Brian Walbey: They are all beautiful really Ginnie, what a shame they have such short lives.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Oct 2009, 06:13
A brilliant shot Brian: captured so well
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 28 Oct 2009, 07:38
Every garden should have a Budlia, i once counted 37 Red Admirals on one growing wild at the back of a defunct industrial estate.Super capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, we had some Red Admirals as well.
We have a Budlia and it was a riot of butterflys this summer.
Brian Walbey: Our Budlia gave us a second crop of blooms this year Chad after a quick prune.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Oct 2009, 07:49
beautifully captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
I love butterflies, Brian, and this is a nice one. So much detail.

Are the buddlias nearly finished now? They make a nice show while blooming, but they do like to take over.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. Yes our Budlia has finished for this year but after a quick prune a few weeks back we did get a second flowering for a few days.
A wonderful capture Brian. I love the colours contrast!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 Oct 2009, 10:44
Well done Brian I find these flutter around a large amount hard to capture
Brian Walbey: They do seem to like this plant though vintage so I had a few successes among quite a few images.
She has gold flecks on her wings, beautiful Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
Beautful things Brian..and nicly taken.
Brian Walbey: They are Ron, thanks for your comment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2009, 17:49
I had a Budlia but its now been dug up! No Painted Ladies, though! Shame, because they are very beautiful.
Brian Walbey: They are lovely creatures Alan, and we had a host of other types as well.
Yes, I noticed quite a lot about too. Lovely shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks janet. Apparently we were raided by Painted ladies from the continent or something.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Oct 2009, 18:38
a wonderful close- up - and such a lovely English butterfly name! (Distelfalter, La Belle Dame)- the butterfly might be enjoying his/her last sunrays, they might not have crossed the Channel, but we have a surfeit of Lady-birds now!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. Lady birds can be a bit of a pest at times can't they, we haven't had many where I live this year.
It was the best year generally for butterflies I think Brian. Nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, this shrub hosted all sorts during the summer.
I haven't had such a plant for a while. they certainly do their job well.
Brian Walbey: They are well know for attracting butterflies mary.
They are beautiful animals.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Albert.
Well caught Brian, I never seem to be able to get butterflies sharp enough.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les. I must admit to taking a few but not getting many as sharp as this.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 28 Oct 2009, 23:36
I heard about the swarms of Painted Ladies, but didn't see any at all - probably because out buddleia died last year.

Love the colours in this picture, and the diagonal view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie. All butterflies seem to like this plant.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 28 Oct 2009, 23:42
Very pretty with her wings wide open
Brian Walbey: Basking in our somewhat rare summer sun Aussie.
Very nice!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Paul.

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