Of the total of 13 seen during the day 8 were nectaring along one bank of Thrift.
Winds hadn’t seemed particulary favourable for migration although the northerlies had at last eased and swung briefly in a more southerly direction.
Maybe, in the more settled weather a few Painted Lady had taken advantage of a brief window of opportunity to cross the channel.Poldhu butterfly migrant report
This part of the Lizard often does receive good numbers of arriving butterflies and the early flowering Thrift and Red Valerian can hold them for sometime along the coastal strip.
Also feasting on these plants were 3 migrant Red Admirals and a few resident Small-pearl Bordered Fritillary and Wall Brown