Monday, 27 May 2013

Pearls, Grizzlies and Muslin

Speckled Yellow, Pseudopanthera macularia
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
On Saturday I returned the Muslin Moth moth to the woodland where I found her. She had laid many eggs at home and when I put her on some bracken she soon started climbing down and underneath a leaf. I hope she had more eggs to lay.

I then headed up the track and met George, a retired bee expert. He informed me there were some Grizzled Skippers back along the side of the track. I located four of these and photographed one nectaring on Bugle. There were many dozens of Pearl-bordered Fritillaries flying around and Speckled Yellow moths everywhere.
female Muslin Moth, Diaphora mendica
Canon G9
postscript - I originally mistook this moth for the similar White Ermine.
Brown Silver-line moth, Petrophora chlorosata
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Brown Silver-line, Petrophora chlorosata
Canon G9, flash
Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Green-veined White, Pieris napi nectaring on Bugle
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae on Bugle
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae on Bugle
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Lumix FZ45
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Lumix FZ45
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne, female rejecting male
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne, female rejecting male
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne, female after rejecting male
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
two Speckled Yellows, Pseudopanthera macularia on Bluebell
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens
Soldier beetle, Cantharis lateralis on Wood Spurge
Nikon D90, sigma 180mm lens

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