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Today’s guest has travelled thousands of miles to be here with us today (and is, understandably, looking a little jaded after such a long flight). Distinguished guests, please give a warm welcome to the Painted Lady!

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I’d seen a report from the Suffolk butterfly recorder on Twitter on 16 May that, a few days previously, Painted Ladies had been seen ‘in their thousands streaming through Spain from north Africa’, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for the first to reach us here in south Wales. It’s a migration miracle!