GARDENERS across East Renfrewshire are reporting a butterfly bonanza this summer with large numbers of the insects on the hunt for nectar rich flowers.

It follows a huge influx of the migratory Painted Lady butterflies into the country since the weekend.

Many arrive every summer but experts say this has been a phenomenal year for the butterflies which migrate all the way from Africa.

One Barrhead gardener said: “I have dozens in my garden - I have never seen so many. They are very colourful and great to see.” 

“They are particularly attracted to buddleias which, appropriately, are also known as the ‘butterfly bush’.”

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