Saturday 17 May 2014

Tour with the Dukes

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
On Wednesday I joined Butterfly Conservation members on a tour led by Neil Hulme with Martin Warren, BC Chief Executive, Dan Hoare, BC South East Regional Officer, Michael Blencowe, Bob Foreman and research student Ali. We started at Heyshott Escarpment where 103 Duke of Burgundies were counted on part of the site. The group went to Rewell Wood and then joined me at Kithurst Meadow where we counted 7 Dukes and some Small Blues. We finished at Chantry Hill where we saw many Green Hairstreaks, Brown Argus and Small Coppers.
Click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis
Common Heath, Ematurga atomaria
orthoptera nymph
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
the group taken by Neil

Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera
Fly Orchid, Ophrys insectifera
Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
view from Heyshott village
Kithurst Meadow:
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Red-and-black Froghopper, Cercopis vulnerata
Silver-ground Carpet, Xanthorhoe montanata
Small Blue, Cupido minimus
Chantry Hill:
Brown Argus, Aricia agestis
Brown Argus, Aricia agestis

Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae
Crosswort, Cruciata laevipes
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Whitebeam, Sorbus aria

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