Friday, 12 June 2015

Butterflies, moths, orchids and a biopsy

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
On Tuesday I joined Mark Colvin at Kithurst Meadow where I saw Common Blues, Brimstone, Small Blues and a Meadow Brown. Moths: Burnet Companions, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Grass Rivulets, Cnephasia tortrix. Plenty of Common Spotted Orchids and Orchid Beetles were around.
  On Wednesday we visited the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, for a template biopsy, the latest stage in the investigation into my prostate cancer. It was day surgery at their specialist urology clinic and I cannot speak too highly of the whole experience. This was the NHS at its best. This procedure followed an MRI earlier in the year which showed possible problems which could only be investigated by this second biopsy. I should know the results in two weeks. I may need treatment after that.
  Today I did my Mill Hill transect: Adonis Blue 9, Brimstone, Common Blue 2, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Small Heath 10, Small Tortoiseshell, Silver Y, Cinnabar 2, Burnet Companion, Common Yellow Conch, Straw-barred Pearl. Plus a black adder.
Alder Spittlebug, Aphrophora alni
Burnet Companion, Euclidia glyphica
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
Common Lizard, Zootoca vivipara
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Cranefly - id needed
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Dovesfoot Cranesbill, Geranium molle
female False Oil Beetle, Oedemera nobilis 
male False Oil Beetle
Fly, Peplomyza litura
Grass Rivulet, Perizoma albulata
Kentish Snail, Monacha cantiana
Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea
Orchid Beetle, Dascillus cervinus
Orchid Beetle
Orchid Beetle
Red Poppy, Papaver rhoeas
Rock-rose, Helianthemum chamaecistus
Sawfly, Tenthredo species
Small Blue, Cupido minimus
Thick-headed Fly, Sicus ferrugineus
Thick-headed Fly
Thick-headed Fly
Tortrix moth, Cnephasia species
Twayblade orchid, Neottia ovata 
Wild rose, Rosa species
Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor
Yellow-spot Twist, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Mill Hill:
Adder, Vipera berus
male Broad Centurion fly, Chloromyia formosa
Cinnabar, Tyria jacobaeae
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
Straw-barred Pearl, Pyrausta despicata

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