So no need of an established "common" name in Britain?Jo UK wrote:The Camberwell Beauty is not a constant resident here, Liis, merely a visitor in some years
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species. ... ell+Beauty
But yes, that name seems to identify the butterfly.
They were wonderful.
Strangely enough it is not a migrant in Sweden or Estonia. No obvious reason why it hasn't colonised Britain: it doesn't seem to have very exclusive food or living requirements, and the winter weather is as wet in for instance Skåne in southern Sweden.
Migrating butterflies: how can these fragile, very non-aerodynamically shaped creatures travel very long distances, even given wind transport? But I have seen swallowtails (Papilio machaon) flying against winds, and not at low speed either. It was a hot day and on a very rocky island out in the sea, though; it may have been that they also used small thermal air movements that were invisible to us.
(LK Migrating butterflies : the title should of course have been "The Admiral and the Painted Lady" Why didn't I !! ... after all the hours of waiting for buses at Trafalgar Square ...)