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Image caption Travelling at speeds of up to 30mph, the painted lady butterfly migrates 7,500 miles a year. A potential mass influx of butterflies to the UK has led to calls for volunteers to help count them. The painted lady butterfly commonly flies to the UK during the summer months, but every 10 years millions arrive in a mass migration. Butterfly Conservation said unusually high numbers of painted ladies had been spotted flying from Europe to the UK. The charity urged people to take part in an annual count to see if this year marks a "painted lady summer". About 11 million painted ladies arrived in the UK the last time the phenomenon happened in 2008. Naturalist and TV presenter Chris P... Full story

19 July

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