Monday, 30 April 2012

A hairy green one and a Duke

Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi
This morning I did my weekly transect at Mill Hill as it was a blue sky day. There were several Green Hairstreaks at the north end of the lower slope, plus many Dingy Skippers and some Grizzled Skippers. I spotted the brown female adder at the southern end. Then I visited a local Duke of Burgundy site where we did conservation work two winters ago. A single Duke was out, plus a Small Heath, a male and female Brimstone and a Peacock.
Adder, Vipera berus

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae

Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Duke of Burgundy site:
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina








White Plume moth, Pterophorus pentadactyla
Seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata

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