Wednesday 30 July 2014

Chalkhills and moth larvae at Cissbury

Brown Argus, Aricia agestis
On Monday I visited Cissbury Ring again and added Brimstone, Brown Argus and Small Copper to Sunday’s tally. Chalkhill blues were everywhere. I found two unidentified moth larvae and an adder slithered away when I disturbed it.
female Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni 
Brown Argus with Meadow Brown with a Red Mite attached
female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
Cinnabar larva, Tyria jacobaeae
Cinnabar larva on ragwort which has had all its leaves eaten by the larva
male Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus 
Dark Green Fritillary, Argynnis aglaja
Garden Snail, Helix aspersa
Gatekeeper, female, Pyronia tithonus
male Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
ids needed for these moth larvae:
moth larva on Self-heal
moth larva on Self-heal
moth larva on Self-heal leaf
moth larva on thistle head

Roesel's Bush-cricket, Metrioptera roeseli
what is inside this six-spot Burnet pupa case?
Six-Spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris with Red Mites, Trombidium breei
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Squinancywort, Asperula cynanchica
Tachina fly - id needed
Vervain, Verbena officinalis
male Wall, Lasiommata megera

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