Friday, 2 September 2016

Small Copper, Brown Argus and a Migrant Hawker

Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas

I visited Kithurst Meadow yesterday and saw Common Blues, Brown Argus, Brimstones, Small Whites, Green-veined Whites, Meadow Browns, Speckled Woods, Holly Blue, Red Admirals, Small Copper, Silver Y, Common Carpet. Also a female Migrant Hawker. Gill from Horsham told me she had seen a Hummingbird Hawk-moth nectaring on the marjoram.
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Brown Argus, Aricia agestis
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus with Red Mite, Trombidium breei
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata
Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus
Migrant Hawker ♀, Aeshna mixta
unidentified larva on Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis
Silver Y, Autographa gamma
Silver Y
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Small White, Pieris rapae
Small White
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis
Wild Marjoram, Origanum vulgare

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