Wednesday 19 May 2010

A good way to start!

A pretty grey and damp day, but brightened by reports of a Chequered Skipper butterfly at Islay House Square, this is the first recorded instance for the island.

1 comment:

  1. This species only occurs in western Scotland, from Loch Linnhe and Loch Etive north to Fort William and north to Glen Spean and west into Ardnamurchan. It appears to be extinct in former haunts in the English Midlands. A record here could be a really interesting extension of range or it might just be a wind-blown vagrant. Its habitat includes the edges of broad-leaved woodland especially where its caterpillar food-plant of Purple Moor-grass occurs. Bridgend Woods is therefore quite suitable.