Monday, 28 April 2014

Purple and Gold, pearls and a rainbow

On Thursday I visited Rewell Wood where I found a Small Purple and Gold micromoth, a Speckled Wood and a Red-tailed Cuckoo Bumblebee. The female bee takes over the nest of a Red-tailed Bumblebee and assumes the role of the queen.
On Saturday at Kithurst Meadow I found a micromoth, Falseuncaria ruficiliana and a few Green-veined whites. At Rewell Wood there were plenty of Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and Early Purple Orchids were flowering and I saw my first Speckled Yellow of the year.
In the evening we spotted a rainbow out to sea with a kite surfer dancing in front of it.

Rewell Wood:
Small Purple and Gold, Pyrausta aurata
female Red-tailed Cuckoo Bumblebee, Bombus rupestris
female Red-tailed Cuckoo Bumblebee, Bombus rupestris

Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Kithurst Meadow:
Cowslip, Primula veris
bowl by Kithurst Meadow with Cowslips
Saturday at Rewell Wood:
Bracket fungus with snail
Bugle, Ajuga reptans
Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula
Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula

fungus, id needed
Kithurst Meadow:
Cowslips, Primula veris
micromoth, Falseuncaria ruficiliana
micro grasshopper (1 cm)
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum
hoverfly
micro beetles mating
female St. Mark's Fly, Bibio marci
This fly emerges around St. Mark's Day, 25 May.

Rewell Wood:
Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
Pheasant egg, Phasianus colchicus
Primrose, Primula vulgaris

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