Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Silver-studded Blues at Iping Common

Silver-studded Blue female, Plebejus argus
Yesterday I visited Stedham and Iping Commons and saw 29 Silver-studded Blues, including 4 females, mostly on Iping Common. This looks good for my BC conducted walk on Saturday 29th. I also saw Meadow Browns, a Brimstone and a Green Hairstreak. Moths seen: Common Heath, Clouded Buffs, Brown Silver-line, Common Wave, a tiny Coleophora species and a 6mm long unidentified Tortrix moth. Other insects included Orange Ladybird, Dusky Cockroach, Meadow Plant Bug, Birch Shieldbug. A stonechat sang lustily on Stedham Common.
Bell Heather, Erica cinerea

Birch Shieldbug, Elasmostethus interstinctus

Birch Shieldbug

Brown Silver-line, Petrophora chlorosata

Clouded Buff, Diacrisia sannio

Coleophora species

Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata

Dodder, Cuscuta epithymum growing on heather

Dusky Cockroach, Ectobius lapponicus

Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi

Green Tiger Beetle elytra, Cicindela campestris

Harlequin Ladybird pupa, Harmonia axyridis

Harlequin Ladybird, fifth instar larva, Harmonia axyridis 
Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana

Jewel Beetle, Buprestid species

Lichen fruiting bodies, Cladonia polydactyla

Meadow Plant Bug, Leptopterna dolabrata

Orange Ladybird, Halyzia sedecimguttata

Orange Ladybird

Sawfly, Rhogogaster viridis

Sawfly, Tenthredo livida

Silver-studded Blue female, Plebejus argus 

Silver-studded Blue female

Silver-studded Blue male

Silver-studded Blue male

Silver-studded Blue male

Silver-studded Blue male

tiny mite on birch

Stonechat, Saxicola torquata


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