Saturday, 30 June 2012

Adonis and Dark Green Fritillaries

Dark Green Fritillary, Argynnis aglaja
Yesterday a couple of hours wandering over Cissbury Ring yielded a surprise appearance by a male Adonis Blue in reasonably good condition plus Meadow Browns and Small Heaths I had about 20 sightings of Dark Green Fritillaries, though photographic opportunities were few as they used the wind to fly a long distance when disturbed. Most were on the top of the southern end among the long grass mixed with brambles and clover. A slow walk through the vegetation enabled me to spot a few resting low down with wings open. I also found a few in the north-east ditch. I also saw the following moths: Silver Ys, a Brown Plume, a Common Heath, Five-spot Burnets and a Cinnabar
male Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
male Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria
Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria

Brown Plume, Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Brown Plume, Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Common Heath, Ematurga atomaria
Dark Green Fritillary, Argynnis aglaja
Five-Spot Burnet, Zygaena trifolii
Five-Spot Burnet, Zygaena trifolii
Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa
Large Skipper, Ochlodes faunus
Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis
Tufted vetch, Vicia cracca
Valerian, Valeriana officinalis
Valerian, Valeriana officinalis
Wild Thyme, Thymus serpyllum

Ids needed for these 3 fungi

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