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Saturday, 25 July 2009

A billion painted lady butterflies make for a record summer

The Independent's Butterfly Hunt boosted by sighting of Lulworth skipper

The Independent's Great British Butterfly Hunt reaches a climax today in the middle of one of Britain's most extraordinary butterfly summers – with a billion butterflies of one species about to take wing.

That is how many painted ladies are expected to be in the air across the country in the next couple of weeks, after the greatest ever invasion of the handsome, salmon-pink migratory species from North Africa at the end of May.

READ MORE - Source: The Independent Saturday, 25 July 2009

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