Friday, 5 June 2015

Silver-studded Blue, Scalloped Hook-tip and Tortoise Bug

Silver-studded Blue, Plebeius argus
On Wednesday I joined Mark Colvin at Stedham Common for a Silver-studded Blue hunt. We found one, first flying then obligingly resting when the clouds came over. We saw many moths including Speckled Yellows, Common Heaths, Scalloped Hook-Tip, Yellow-barred Longhorns and a Sharp-angled Peacock. We also inspected the sundews and watched a hornet which landed and crawled under the plant cover. A toad rested under a rotting damp log. A female green variant of Azure Damselfly flew around the comfrey by the car park. A Tortoise Bug also posed in the same area.
Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia
Yellow-barred Longhorn, Nemophora degeerella
ant nest showing larva and pupae. Id needed please
Azure Damselfly, female variant (green form), Coenagrion puella
Common Toad, Bufo bufo
Heath Rush, Juncus squarrosus
Scalloped Hook-tip, Falcaria lacertinaria
Scalloped Hook-tip
Scalloped Hook-tip
Lacehopper, Tachycixius pilosus
Lacehopper, Tachycixius pilosus
Hornet, Vespa crabro
Ground beetle. Id needed
Sharp-angled Peacock, Macaria alternata
Sharp-angled Peacock
Silver-studded Blue
Tortoise Bug, Eurygaster testudinaria
Yellow-barred Longhorn

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