Friday, 24 July 2015

Gatekeepers and a Helleborine

male Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus 
On Wednesday I visited Warnham Reserve and found Silver-washed Fritillaries nectaring on brambles with Green-veined Whites and Gatekeepers, plus an Alder Moth larva on a bramble leaf. I then attended an Invasive Species workshop at Chesworth Farm, another Horsham Reserve. There I found Essex Skippers, Pearl Veneers and a Shaded Broad-bar.
Warnham reserve:
Alder Moth larva, Acronicta alni 

Broad Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine
Broad Helleborine
Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
male Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
Greater Burdock, Arctium lappa
Greater Burdock
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
juvenile Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
leaf beetle
female Silver-washed Fritillaries, Argynnis paphia
female Silver-washed Fritillary
male Silver-washed Fritillary

Chesworth Farm:
Essex Skipper, Thymelicus lineola
Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia japonica
Orange Balsam, Impatiens capensis 
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Red Soldier beetle, Rhagonycha fulva
Shaded Broad-bar, Scotopteryx chenopodiata

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