Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Oak Hook-tip & Green, Yellow-barred and Meadow Longhorns

Oak Hook-tip, Watsonalla binaria

On Sunday morning I took Sue to her conference in Surrey. I had researched some nearby Surrey Wildlife Trust reserves and headed off to Blindley Heath where I immediately found a beautiful Oak Hook-tip moth on a nettle leaf. I found many Green longhorn moths flowing around a hawthorn tree. I also found a lone Yellow-barred Longhorn.
 Next I visited Hedgecourt Nature Reserve where I found a Red-Eyed Damselfly and mating Green Dock Beetles. A grass snake slithered into the damp grass.
 Finally I searched the verge and hedgerow along Brickhouse Lane and found a Meadow Longhorn and Orange-tip, both laying on Garlic Mustard. Plus a tiny Common Cosmet moth.
Blindley Heath:

7-spot Ladybird, Coccinella 7-punctata
Azure Damselfly, female, Coenagrion puella
Click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis
Click beetle, Denticollis linearis
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
Cranefly, Tipula fascipennis
Cranefly, Tipula varipennis
Cucumber Green Spider, Araniella cucurbitina
Dance fly, Bicellaria species
Downlooker Snipefly, Rhagio scolopaceus
Dusky Cranesbill, Geranium phaeum
male Green Longhorn, Adela reaumurella
Green Longhorn laying on nettle
female Green Longhorn

male Green Longhorn
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
Ichneumon wasp - id needed
Meadow Cranesbill, Geranium pratense
Meadow Cranesbill
Oak Galls
soft Oak Gall
Oak Hook-tip, Watsonalla binaria
Rove beetle, Tachyporus solutus
female Scorpion fly, Panorpa species
male Scorpion fly, Panorpa species
Soldier beetle, Cantharis decipiens
Soldier beetle, Cantharis pellucida
spider - id needed
Spider, Metellina species
Tachinid fly, Tachina fera
Yellow-barred Longhorn, Nemophora degeerella

Cranefly, Tipula vernalis

Dance fly, Empis tessellata
Fruitworm beetle, Byturus ochraceous
Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea
Green Dock Beetles mating, Gastrophysa viridula
male (small) and female Green Dock Beetles
Red campion, Silene dioica
female Red-Eyed Damselfly, Erythromma najas
female Red-Eyed Damselfly
Sap beetle, Epuraea aestiva
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Spider, Metellina species
Brickhouse Lane:
Cosmet, Mompha species, possibly epilobiella, 1cm
Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum chamaecistus
Common Stretch Spider, Tetragnatha extensa
Honey Bee, Apis mellifera
Leaf beetle, Altica species
lepidoptera larva - id needed
Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculus acris
Meadow Long-horn laying on Garlic Mustard, Adela rufimitrella
Meadow Longhorn laying

Mirid bug, Orthops basalis
Orange-tip laying egg on Garlic Mustard, Anthocharis cardamines
Red campion, Silene dioica
Rove beetle, Paederus species
Small Tortoiseshell larvae, Aglais urticae
Striped Oak Bug, late instar nymph, Rhabdomiris striatellus
Vetch, Lathyrus species

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