Monday, 15 June 2015

Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, moths and orchids

Large Skipper, male, Ochlodes sylvanus
Yesterday afternoon I spent two hours at Fairmile Bottom looking for moths. I found 11 species:  Bright Bell, Cinerous Pearl, Common Yellow Conch, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Five-Spot Burnet, Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Little Longhorn, Red Piercer, Satin Grass-veneer, Thistle Bell, Yellow Shell.
I was also pleased to find 3 butterflies: Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Small Heath. There were Common Spotted Orchids, including a white form, and Southern Marsh Orchids.
Alder Spittlebug, Aphrophora alni
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana
Cinerous Pearl, Anania fuscalis
Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Creeping Cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans
Cricket Bat Orb-weaver, Mangora acalypha
Dark Bush Cricket nymph, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Face Fly, Musca autumnalis
male False Oil Beetle, Oedemera nobilis
Five-Spot Burnet, Zygaena trifolii
Five-Spot Burnet on Common Spotted Orchid
Five-Spot Burnet on Bramble
Five-Spot Burnet on Marsh Valerian, Valeriana dioica
Green Lacewing, Chrysopa perla
Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus
Large Rose Sawfly, Arge pagana
Little Longhorn, Cauchas fibulella
Meadow Brown, male, Maniola jurtina
Red Piercer, Lathronympha strigana
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Satin Grass-veneer, Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Southern Marsh Orchid, Dactylorhiza praetamissa
Thistle Bell, Epiblema scutulana
White Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
White-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus lucorum
Wild rose, Rosa species
Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata

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