Saturday, 16 May 2015

Juniper Shieldbug and roosting Dingies

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Yesterday I joined Mark Colvin early at Heyshott Down. Mark found 2 Dingy Skippers but they were the only butterflies seen. Other interesting finds were a Juniper Shieldbug and an Emperor moth pupa lying on the ground. The latter is strange as it should have been in a cocoon.
7-spot Ladybird, Coccinella 7-punctata
Bramble leaves, Rubus fruticosus

Click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis
Click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis
Common Keeled Slug, Tandonia budapestensis - 10cm long
Common Nettle-tap moth larva, Anthophila fabriciana
Craneflies mating, Tipula varipennis
Cranefly, Tipula vernalis
Dark Bush Cricket nymph, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Dingy Skipper

Dingy Skipper

Early Purple Orchid, Orchis mascula
female Emperor Moth pupa, Saturnia pavonia
Green Longhorn, female, Adela reaumurella
Juniper Shieldbug, Cyphostethus tristriatus

Nettle Weevil, Phyllobius pomaceus

orb weaver spider - id needed. 3mm long

Pheasant egg, Phasianus colchicus
queen Red-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus lapidarius
queen Red-tailed Bumblebee lying on its side - a defence mechanism
Sawfly, Rhogogaster viridis
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae

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