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Peacock butterfly Photo: Tony Donaldson

Did you take part in the 2014 Big Butterfly Count?

It was held over three weeks in July and August and nearly 45,000 of spent a quarter of an hour spotting almost 560,000 butterflies.

Well the results are in and the big winners were the Common Blue with numbers up by 55 per cent, the Red Admiral with a rise of 43 per cent, the Speckled Wood was up 28 per cent and the Small Tortoiseshell had risen by 22 per cent.

The summer was also good for the Peacock, which was the most abundant butterfly in this year’s count.

Here are a few photos of the butterflies and moths that you've been sending to me at

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