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Old 2021-04-08, 16:06   #61
Dr Sardonicus
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I've seen more butterflies since March 21. Mostly the undesirable alien Pieris rapae, the European Cabbage Butterfly, but a couple of days ago a specimen of the Painted Lady Vanessa cardui, two [I think] Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) having an aerial dogfight, and one quite small brown butterfly I was unable to identify.

I've also seen European Honeybees (Apis mellifera), paper wasps (genus Polistes), and Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) along with smaller bees and wasps, beetles, flies, and midges.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I've also seen some large dragonflies in the last couple of weeks.

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