Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Green Tigers mating, Orange-tips laying

A walk in Rewell wood yesterday was very rewarding: an Orange-tip laying an egg on garlic mustard, Brown Argus, Dingy Skippers, Grizzled Skippers, Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Whites, Speckled Wood, Common Blues. moths seen: Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata), Speckled Yellows, Treble Bar and a tiny Longhorn which I am in the process of identifying. A bonus was a pair of Green Tiger Beetles mating and a Wasp Beetle.
Green Tiger Beetles mating, Cicindela campestris

Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus

Brown Argus, Aricia agestis

Bugle, Ajuga reptans

Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris

Columbine

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus

Cucumber Green Spider, Araniella species

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages

Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea

Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys

Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae

Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea

Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum

Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis

Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum

Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea

Orange-tip egg, Anthocharis cardamines on Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata

Orange-tip egg

male Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip laying egg on Garlic Mustard

Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne on Bugle

Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis

Silver-ground Carpet, Xanthorhoe montanata

Speckled Yellow, Pseudopanthera macularia

Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata

Wasp Beetle, Clytus arietis

Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Yellow Archangel, Lamium galeobdolon

Long-horn moth

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