Monday, 18 May 2015

Red-headed Cardinals and Blue-tailed Damselflies

Red-headed Cardinal Beetle, pyrochroa serraticornis
On Saturday we visited Fairmile Bottom for a short walk. I saw several moths: Cinerous Pearls, Violet Cosmets and a Small Purple and Gold. Later outside Arundel WWT I witnessed a female Green-veined White rejecting a male – he was persistent but gave up when she kept her abdomen raised vertically. An Orange Tip passed by. Blue and red forms of the Crucifer Shield Bug were abundant. I saw another Comfrey Ermel moth and two Red-headed Cardinal Beetles. Male and female Blue-tailed Damselflies fluttered around.
Cinerous Pearl, Anania fuscalis
Small Purple and Gold, Pyrausta aurata
Violet Cosmet, Pancalia leuwenhoekella
female Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans form rufescens
male Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans
Comfrey Ermel, Ethmia quadrillella
Crucifer Shield Bug, Eurydema oleracea
Crucifer Shield Bug
Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus
Green-veined White courtship & rejection, Pieris napi
Mirid Bug, Liocoris tripustulatus
Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
Red-headed Cardinal Beetle, pyrochroa serraticornis

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