Jane Bowman observed numerous Peacock butterflies in Glen Moriston all feeding from scabious. The fine weather also brought out Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Scotch Argus, Speckled Wood, Small White, Small Copper - and a pristine looking male Common Blue. Moth sightings included Silver Y and Ear Moths, the latter on scabious.
Four of the Red Admirals were gorging on a mixture of birch sap and saliva produced by Goat Moth caterpillars - something Jane has observed at the same tree every year. There were also 4 Red Admirals feeding on fermenting rowan berries in her garden. They weren't inclined to fly off when she approached them closely! On the subject of Goat Moths, Jane has now found 7 trees on which their caterpillars are feeding.
Thanks to Jane for sending us her photos, which show (L- R) Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Copper, Small White on scabious flower.