Wednesday 7 May 2014

Adonis Blues emerge

On Tuesday I did my Mill Hill transect where the Dingy Skippers are peaking (16), the Green Hairstreaks are doing well (3), Grizzled Skippers are still around (2) and my first Adonis Blue appeared (2) There were also Brimstone (5), Green-veined White (2),Large White (1) and Peacock (1) plus Treble-bar moths (2). I then visited Anchor Bottom where it was too windy and Chantry Hill where I found several specimens of a micromoth, Epiblema scutulana, plus many Green Hairstreaks tumbling in the air and landing in front of me, also a female egg laying in the grass.
Mill Hill:
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
Common Milkwort, Polygala vulgaris
Common Woodlouse, Oniscus asellus
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages on Horseshoe Vetch
fly - id needed please!
Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi
Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa
female Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata
Anchor Bottom
Chantry Hill:

Green Hairstreak looking for a place to lay eggs
Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi
micromoth, Epiblema scutulana
Mouse-ear Hawkweed, Pilosella officinarum

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