From Chris Rickards in Brittany
Slow, Slow, Slow start to the Emperor season here in Brittany, France.
The first male A iris was on the wing at Lanoueé, July 14 and concerned, i concentrated my efforts to A ilia.
Ilia is usually on the wing a week or so before Iris...
On the 14th, Ilia and Iris on the wing together, battling it out above the Salix... in our back garden.
A female Iris patrolling, diving and laying behind the house and 2 or 3 male Ilia resting high in the fig tree..
f.clytie is 50% this year.
Heart gladdened. All is well and the summer is fine.
ROHAN, Bretagne, France.