Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Insect meadows

Garden Chafer, Phyllopertha horticola
I made several visits to Rewell Wood recently and each time discovered moths and other insects which were new to me. A pair of Brimstones were courting and Common Blues were nectaring on another local meadow.
Saturday:
Brassica Shieldbug, Eurydema oleracea
Brimstones courting, Gonepteryx rhamni
Broad-bodied Chaser, female, Libellula depressa
Grasshopper nymph, orthoptera
Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculus acris
Sunday:
Black-tailed Skimmer, female, Orthetrum cancellatum
Black-tailed Skimmer, female, Orthetrum cancellatum
Burnet Companion, Euclidia glyphica
Garden Chafer, Phyllopertha horticola
Garden Chafer, Phyllopertha horticola
Grey Sailor Beetle, Cantharis nigricans
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Little Long-horn, Cauchas fibulella
Speckled Yellow, Pseudopanthera macularia
Tuesday:
Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Blue Bottle Fly, Calliphora vomitoria
Broad-bodied Chaser, female, Libellula depressa
Broad-bodied Chaser, female, Libellula depressa
Broad-bodied Chaser, female, Libellula depressa
Cocksfoot Moth, Glyphipterix simpliciella
Common Lizard, Zootoca vivipara
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum
Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera
Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera
Fungus weevil, Anthribus albinus
Fungus weevil, Anthribus albinus
Lathronympha strigana
Meadow Grey, Scoparia pyralella
Butterfly meadow:
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus

buttercup meadow
white Comfrey, Symphytum officinale
Wild Rose, Rosa acicularis

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