|Black Hairstreak, Satyrium pruni|
Yesterday I visited Ditchling Common and met other butterfly enthusiasts waiting for the Black Hairstreaks to appear. I was lucky, Trevor spotted a pristine one which had come down to roost on bracken and everyone got their shots. I found 8 species of moths and a new leaf beetle - Donacia semicuprea on a reed, plus other invertebrates.
Afterwards I headed to Cuckmere River for a Sussex Search & Rescue training evening and my deployment gave my team a wonderful view of the Cuckmere Valley.
|Black Slug, Arion ater agg.|
|Brown Silver-line, Petrophora chlorosata|
|Clouded Border, Lomaspilis marginata|
|Cocksfoot Moth, Glyphipterix simpliciella|
|Common Marble, Celypha lacunana|
|Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana|
|Green Oak Tortrix, Tortrix viridana|
|Green Oak Tortrix on oak trunk|
|leaf beetle, Donacia semicuprea|
|Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria|
|White-legged Damselfly male, Platycnemis pennipes|
|Yellow-barred Longhorn, Nemophora degeerella|