Monday, 15 June 2015

Yellow-barred Longhorn and White-barred Gold

White-barred Gold, Micropterix aruncella (7mm)
Today we took Dorothy, our New Zealand visitor, to Pulborough Brooks. We walked to Wigginholt Church which was very fruitful for insects. I found 5 moth species: Bright Bell, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, 2 Vapourer moth larvae and 2 longhorn moths, Yellow-barred Longhorn and the tiny White-barred Gold. We had a great lunch then watched the Rock Doves and a Nuthatch by the feeders.
This evening, together with Terry, we went to the last talk of the season at Arundel WWT: "In Archer's Footsteps- Birding in the Republic of Somaliland" by Nigel Redman. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and we saw lots of Larks!
Azure Damselfly, Coenagrion puella
Bright Bell, Eucosma hohenwartiana
Common Green Capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
Common Malachite, Malachius bipustulatus
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
a Digger wasp, Argogorytes mystaceus
Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus
a Mirid bug, Grypocoris stys
Rock Dove or Feral Pigeon, Columba livia domestica
sawfly - id needed please
Vapourer larva, Orgyia antiqua
Vapourer larva
White-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus lucorum
Wood Avens, Geum urbanum
male Yellow-barred Longhorn, Nemophora degeerella

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