Friday, 13 June 2014

Marbled Whites, Painted Ladies and Meadow Browns

Orange Ladybird, Halyzia sedecimguttata
Yesterday I did my Mill Hill Transect and found plenty of Summer butterflies: Adonis Blue 1, Brimstone 1, Common Blue 1, Large Skipper 1, Marbled White 4, Meadow Brown 5, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 14, Small Tortoiseshell 6, plus 2 moths: Yellow Shell, Treble-bar. I then called at Steyning Rifle Range in the vague hope of another Swallowtail and saw Large Skippers, Common Nettle-tap moths and a Yellow-spot Tortrix. I also found some new insects - a Common Malachite beetle and a Planthopper nymph.
Mill Hill:
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
very worn specimens, difficult to tell if they are Common or Adonis Blues
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus
Leaf beetle, id needed please!
Many green leaf beetles look similar
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea
The temperature was 29 degC and the butterflies closed their wings on landing

worn Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata
Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata
Steyning Rifle Range:
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Common Malachite, Malachius bipustulatus
Ladybird, Harlequin, Harmonia axyridis
Orchid Beetle, Dascillus cervinus
Planthopper mid-instar nymph, Issus coleoptratus
sawfly larva, id needed!

Speckled Bush Cricket nymph, Leptophyes punctatissima
Yellow-spot Twist, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana

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