Thursday, July 30, 2015

From David Murdoch

At 1230 on 28 July 2015 Mrs Iris Small (I kid you not) was at lunch in Wonston, ~8 miles N of Winchester, when she noticed a large butterfly inside her kitchen that she thought was probably a White Admiral.  Mr. Small released it onto the buddleia in the garden, when He revealed Himself as His Imperial Majesty Apatura iris.  He graciously consented to remain nectaring on this buddleia for at least 2 hours and to permit his admiring subjects to photograph Himself.

A previous incarnation of His Majesty in rather better condition graced the same buddleia in Wonston for several hours in the summer of 2014. 

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