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Unusual Butterfly

Observed: 8th June 2011 By: Clare Collier
Unusual Butterfly
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Clare Collier's picture

Unusual Butterfly

Can anyone give me a positive id on this butterfly. I am wondering whether it is a vagrant or is it an escapee from a butterfly farm?

Masked Marvel's picture

I don't know what it is, but

I don't know what it is, but it's certainly not British and doesn't look European (although I'm no expert). Looks tropical to me so I would guess a butterfly farm escapee

Blewit Boy's picture

Or it could be............

Or it could be a pupa someone has raised for a hobby and then accidently or deliberately released. You can purchase cocoons of various tropical species online now. What an interesting find though!

chris