Tuesday 21 June 2016

Adonis Blues and a Brown China-mark

Adonis Blues mating, Polyommatus bellargus
I did my Mill Hill transect on Sunday: Adonis Blue 4, including a mating pair, Brimstone 2, Marbled White, Meadow Brown 3, Small Heath 8, Small Tortoiseshell. moths: Wavy-barred Sable, Cinnabar, Straw-barred Pearl, Mother Shipton, Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Common Purple and Gold, Common Carpet and Garden Grass-veneer.
  Later at Woods Mill I found a Brown China-mark, Dingy Flat-body larva and Dark Strawberry Tortrix.
Adonis Blue ♀ egg laying, Polyommatus bellargus
this female wandered all over the vetch, which was tight on the ground, 
but I never managed to catch her laying an egg, she was too quick.

Cinerous Pearl, Anania fuscalis
Cinnabar, Tyria jacobaea
Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinu
Common Green Capsid
Common Purple and Gold, Pyrausta purpuralis
Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella
Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus
Leaf weevil, Phyllobius species
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina
Mother Shipton, Callistege mi
Red Clover, Trifolium Pratense
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Wild Thyme, Thymus serpyllum
Wild Thyme
Woods Mill:
Amber Snail, Succinea putris
Azure Damselfly, Coenagrion puella
Brown China-mark, Elophila nymphaeata
Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris
Common Figwort, Scrophularia nodosa
Common Figwort
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Dingy Flat-body larva, Depressaria daucella
Dingy Flat-body larva
Dusky Cranesbill, Geranium phaeum
flies on Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys
Harlequin Ladybird larva, Harmonia axyridis
Harlequin Ladybird
Mirid bug nymph, Deraeocoris flavilinea
Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi
Moth Fly, Pericoma species
Orchid Beetle, Dascillus cervinus
Red-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa serraticornis
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
This robin perched a few metres away, singing his heart out - wonderful
Scorpion fly ♂, Panorpa species
Semaphore fly, Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
Soldier beetle, Cantharis decipens
I think this is Spring Brittlestem, Psathyrella spadiceogrisea
Violet Bramble Rust, Phragmidium violaceum
White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis
Wolf Spider ♀ with cocoon, Pardosa lugubris
Yellow Iris, Iris pseudacorus
Yellow Water-lilies, Nuphar lutea

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