Dordogne Butterfly Birdwatching

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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Rosy Grizzled Skipper ?

    DELAYED PUBLICATION AS I WAS WAITING FOR EXPERTS OPINION ON THIS BUTTERFLY ID

    If we are correct with the identification of the butterfly below, this is a new species for me. The Rosy Grizzled Skipper is extremely rare this far north but there are some old records, the most recent being from 1992 in northern Dordogne. The key features on the hindwing underside are an 'anvil' shaped white spot in the middle and dark edging to some of the white spots. It was found with friends Dudley and Jean Cheesman at one of our favourite butterfly hunting grounds at Saint Pompon. With this species we were one short of 30 species in an hour and a half. Not bad for the 21 September!

    PS. Sadly the experts decided it was not a Rosy Grizzled Skipper - just a rather aberrant Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper. Oh well, I'll just keep searching...

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Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the d├ępartement of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring d├ępartements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

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