Migration 1999 English pages
|The fact of migrant birds is known to erverybody.
Not many people know that there are some species of butterflies and moths which cannot
overwinter in our countries. There existence here is due to an yearly immigration from
southern countries - mainly during the early summer.
In the following I am listing own records as well as records which resulted from reliable information which I got via internet.
The German version of this page ( |Wanderfalter| ) contains a much more precise description of the localities !
|14/9/99||After all this quite rare migrant has reached Germany this year ! I observed a fresh female in the southern part of the Suabian Jura (South-Germany) at a clover field.|
|19/9/99||In the northern part of the Suabian Jura (South-Germany) I could oberserve the second specimen of the year, this time at lucerne field.|
|14/10/99||At a meadow near my home town Saulgau ( 40km north of Lake Constance) the third and last Clouded Yellow (male) was recorded.|
|25/4/99||First Red Admiral recorded at the Suabian Jura
Sporadic records in South-Germany in May and June.l
End of July : The Red Admiral is appearing quite numerous
September : Specimens here in South-Germany can be recorded everywhere as well as caterpillars at nettle leaves that have been spun up to form a tent.
Wolfgang Hamburg from North-East-Germany ( Region of Rostock) told me at 19.9.99 of about 30 Red Admirals at overripe plums..
|2/10/99||Strolling along the shore of Lake Constance (South-Germany) I recorded about 12 Red Admirals of which at least 8 showed a migrating behaviour ( the direction was South or South-West)|
|12/10/99||4 specimens near my home town Saulgau (South-Germany)|
|22/10/99||3 specimens near Saulgau (South-Germany)|
|26/10/99||Still 8 specimens at rottenpears near Saulgau|
|31/10/99||4 specimens in the region of Stuttgart|
|29/4/99||The first Painted Lady appeared her in South-Germany (Suabian Jura)|
|3/5/99||Next two Painted Ladies near my home town Saulgau
End of July : Painted Ladies can be observed sporadically
Mid of August : Only a few records
September : 12.9. a fresh specimen at garden Buddleia.
|14/9/99||Again four relatively fresh specimens in the Southern Part of the Suabian Jura|
|2/7/99||4 specimens near the source of the river Danube (South- Germany)|
|15/7/99||1 specimen in the Southern part of the Black Forest (South- Germany) .|
Queen of Spain Fritillary
|Single butterflies could be recorded by me in South- Germany during early autumn|
|Pontia daplidice/ edusa
|29/7/99||For the first time this butterfly could be recorded by me in Germany (I think it's P.edusa) . In former Eastern Germany near Freyburg two specimen appeared.|
|During my winter holydays in the Canarian Islands (mainly La Palma) I recorded 3 butterflies.|
|29/12/99||One specimen appeared near Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canarian Islands).|
|I was happy to observe this wonderful species for the first time in La Palma (Canarian Island) - 3 specimen at different places.|
|Catopsilia florella||8/1/00||Shortly before my departure I recorded that butterfly near the southern airport at Tenerife (Canarian Islands).|
|10/6/99||My first record of this species in 1999 in Germany.
Mid of August : Not many records were made by me
September : Increasing frequency
|2/10/99||In Meersburg at Lake Constance I observed 8 specimen.|
|13/6/99||Family Suter observed a copula of two specimen in Switzerland ( Basel)|
|Autumn 98||Record of a pupa in South-Germany (Southern Suabian Jura)|
|18/8/99||Mark Schaefer found a caterpillar (green form) in the southern part of the Black Forest (South-Germany). The moth was emerging at 09/14 !|
|1/9/99||A caterpillar was brought to a kinder-garden in Paderborn (North-West-Germany). The moth was emerging at 10/17 !|
|13/10/99||Sabine Jelinek took a picture of a Deat's-head Hawk-moth which was found in the Black Forest near Freiburg (South-Germany)|
|21/6/99||Peter Meixner recorded a specimen from Austria ( Mutters , 50km north of Brenner-pass in the Alps|
|12/8/99||Daniela Kuehnel from Frankfurt found a caterpillar pupated within one day. The moth was emerging at 09/25 !|
|9/9/99||In my garden in Saulgau (South-Germany) I watched the Hawk-moth at Oenothera biennis|
|12/9/99||Family Wenger from Switzerland (Interlaken) recorded a specimen at Oenothera biennis|
|9/9/99||Sonja Hilbert from Lampertheim (Middle-Germany) found the moth at a wall in her flat.|
|10/10/99||I got a picture of the black form of the caterpillar which
was found near Basel (Switzerland/ Germany). The following link leads to this picture :
|20/7/99||Daniel Masur found a dead specimen near Lake Constance (South-Germany).|
|The two specimen were recorded by Mark Godbey near the Darmstadt ( near Frankfurt)|
|24/7/99||I found two caterpillars in the northern part of the Suabian Jura (South-Germany) which pupated some days later.|
|1/8/99||Near Nuremberg (North-Bavaria) I found 5 caterpillars which pupated 8 day later.|
|End of Dec.99 to
begin of Jan. 00
|At the Canarian Island La Palma I found at different places a lot of caterpillars in different sizes - from 6mm up to 60cm. one of the caterpillars pupated in the middle of January.|
|No record this year|
|Begin of Aug.||This moth could be recorded by me several times at the northern Suabian Jura and in the Franconian Jura in South-Germany.|
|Aug. - Oct.||Abundace as in usual years .|
|12/12/99||I found a caterpillar at a plant in my house ! It could be feeded by salad and pupated on 26/12/99 . The moth emerged at 30/1/2000 .|
|5/12/99||Sabine Schmidt found a caterpillar , it pupated , the moth emerge at the end of December.|
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