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NORWICH: Painted Lady arrival

Mid-June 2018

Painted Ladies are migratory butterflies, whose numbers fluctuate year to year. I saw my first of 2018 on a grassy area near my house on 15th June, a pristine individual. This species is sometimes bought and reared through by primary schools so that is always a possibility, but several other people on Twitter had also seen them in Norfolk around this time, and I saw another, more ragged individual, the week after.

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