Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Moths & Black Hairstreaks at Ditchling Common

Green Oak Tortrix, Tortrix viridana
I spent an  enjoyable afternoon at Ditchling Common last Friday. I was fortunate to see freshly emerged male and female Black Hairstreaks, also Meadow Browns. Moths seen: Common Nettle-tap, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Garden Grass-veneer, Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Yellow Shell, Green Oak Tortrix, Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana), Sallow Argent (Argyresthia pygmaeella) - a Sussex rarity, Sallow Marble (Apotomis capreana), Variegated Golden Tortrix, Yellow-barred Longhorn and other insects.
7-spot Ladybird larva, Propylea 7-punctata

Alder Spittlebug, Aphrophora alni

Black Bean Aphid, Aphis fabae

Black Hairstreak female, Satyrium pruni
Black Hairstreak female
Black Hairstreak male

Black Hairstreak pupa

Black Hairstreak pupa

Broad-Leaved Willowherb, Epilobium montanum

Caddisfly, Limnephilus auricula

Common Earwig, Forficula auricularia

Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana

Cricket Bat Orb-weaver, Mangora acalypha

Cucumber Green Spider, Araniella species

Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana

Delphacid bug female, Ditropis pteridis

Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella

Green Oak Tortrix, Tortrix viridana

Green Shieldbug, Palomena prasina

Harlequin Ladybird larva, Harmonia axyridis

Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus

Jelly Ear Fungus, Auricularia auricula-judae

Marbled Orchard Tortrix, Hedya nubiferana

Marbled Orchard Tortrix

Meadow Plant Bug, Leptopterna dolabrata

Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi

Mirid Bug, Liocoris tripustulatus

Red-legged Shieldbug, final instar nymphs, Pentatoma rufipes

Sallow Argent, Argyresthia pygmaeella

Sallow Marble, Apotomis capreana

unidentified sawfly

Variable Damselfly, Coenagrion pulchellum

Variegated Golden Tortrix, Archips xylosteana

Variegated Golden Tortrix

seed capsule - does the moth above imitate this patterning?
Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata


Yellow-barred Longhorn male, Nemophora degeerella

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