10/15/2019 - 13:35

Submitted by Donald Davis on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:58
Painted lady
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 13:35
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Jardin Botanique, Montréal, Québec H1X 2B6, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 25m radius. Reported by Maxim Larrivée. " Dear All, we survey migrant butterflies in butterfly bush alley at the Botanical Gardens in Montreal and Vanessa's are still going strong with a few dozen cardui a few virginiensis and atalanta along with some local resident stragglers european common blues, colias and sometimes a Milbert's tortoishell. This time, joining the Vanessas, André-Philippe who does the weekly surveys had the great fortune to find a Peacock! They have been increasing in numbers in recent years along the eastern part of Montreal and all the way to Trois-Rivières. Every once in a while one is spotted around the Botanical Garden. Here it is with very large Vanessa cardui individual. "About 6y ago, I would have been amazed and shocked of seeing butterflies flying past mid-October in Southern Québec. They are now to be expected, late migrants and residents and with the exception of last year, are generally observed in early November which was something impossible to consider prior to 2010 in Québec."