Saw a big yellow fresh male Brimstone flying near Kilhallon, Par, (SX078555) in a field along a hedgerow at 1:03pm Monday, 30th August, 2010. No doubt some of us will be carrying out the annual pilgrimage next February searching this area or Pontsmill (approx 1/2 mile as crow flies) for the 1st Brimstone of 2011! As Brimstones go, this was big and a beauty! 30+ Speckled Woods, 1 x Common Blue, 10 + Green-Veined Whites, 5 + Large Whites 6 + Small Whites, 10 + Small Tortoishells, 7 + Red Admirals. Nothing else apart from various day flying moths. 15 + Beautiful Damoiselle Damselflies & 3 Dragonflies (Golden-ringed Dragonflies I think) at Tywardreath Marsh (SX083549).
Lots of sunshine but NO Clouded Yellows!
Lee Slaughter (Par).