Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Small Heaths and Adonis at Mill Hill

Common Red Poppy, Papaver
This morning I had a window of dry, warm weather so I did my weekly butterfly transect at Mill Hill. When I finished I was able to do some photography before the rain settled in for the rest of the day. I noticed some more of the Common Milkwort plus the delicate white flowers and pink buds of Dropwort. There were plenty of Treble-bar moths. Butterfly count: 
Adonis Blue: male 15, female 3
Common Blue: male 3, female 1
Dingy Skipper 1
Small Heath: 16
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus female
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus male
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus male
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus male
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus male
Common Milkwort, Polygala vulgaris
Common Milkwort, Polygala vulgaris 
Common Hawkbit, Leontodon taraxacoides
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Dropwort, Filipendula vulgaris
grasshopper or crocket? id needed
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata
Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata

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