|Tormentil, Potentilla tormentilla|
On Sunday I did my Mill Hill transect: Marbled White 25, Meadow Brown 11, Small Heath 2, Ringlet 2, moths: Pretty Chalk Carpet, Common Purple & Gold, Silver Y.
I then visited Southwater Woods and saw a few Silver-washed Fritillaries, many Ringlets, Marbled Whites, Meadow Browns, a Speckled Wood, a Comma and a Red Admiral. Mark and Ian Cadey kindly showed me an egg laid by the Red Admiral.
Finally I headed to the Knepp Estate where I watched one Purple Emperor chasing another. Later one perched at the top of an oak. I also saw many Marbled Whites, Meadow Browns, and a Large Skipper.
|view over the River Adur|
|Common Purple and Gold, Pyrausta purpuralis|
|Pretty Chalk Carpet, Melanthia procellata|
|unidentified click beetle|
|Common Froghopper, Philaenus spumarius|
|Gall midge, Harmandiola tremulae on Aspen, Populus tremula|
|Common Froglet, Rana temporaria|
|Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus|
|unidentified fly skating on puddle|
|Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus|
|Red Admiral egg on edge of nettle leaf, Vanessa atalanta|
|Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria|
|Tormentil Potentilla tormentilla|
|view from tree platform|
|Purple Emperor, Apatura iris perched on top of oak|
|Self-heal, Prunella vulgaris|