Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Brimstones and other flyers

Brimstone ♂, Gonepteryx rhamni at Steyning
On August 6 I attended a plant id course at Chichester Harbour then called in at Houghton Forest.
  I saw plenty of Walls during my Mill Hill transect on August 7. Survey results: Brimstone, Chalkhill Blue 39, Comma, Common Blue 13, Essex Skipper 4, Gatekeeper 30, Meadow Brown 32, Peacock 10, Red Admiral 6, Small Heath, Small Skipper, Small White 3, Wall 9, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, Lesser Treble-bar 2. I thought I saw a Grizzled Skipper in flight but couldn' t be sure.   
 Afterwards I called at Steyning Downland Scheme and saw a Clouded Yellow, a Painted Lady plus Holly Blues, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Small Skippers, Brimstones, Wall, Small Heath, Peacocks, Marbled White. I tried to capture open wing shots of Brimstones with one success.
Chichester Harbour:
Lesser Sea-spurrey, Spergularia marina
Sea Aster, Aster tripolium
Sea Lavender, Limonium vulgare
Houghton Forest:
Chequered Pearl, Evergestis pallidata
Comma, early instar larva, Polygonia c-album

Comma, Polygonia c-album
Common Green Lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
Dingy Footman, Eilema griseola
Fleabane, Pulicaria dysenterica
Green Shieldbug nymph, Palomena prasina
Harvestman, Leiobunum rotundum with Red Mite larva, Trombidium breei
Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium
Hemp-agrimony Conch, Cochylidia rupicola
Large White, Pieris brassicae
Lichen, Cladonia species
moth larva - id needed
Silver-washed Fritillary ♀, Argynnis paphia
Silver-washed Fritillary ♂
Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris
Soldierfly, Beris species
Upright Hedge-Parsley, Torilis japonica
Mill Hill:
Essex Skipper, Thymelicus lineola
Meadow Browns mating, Maniola jurtina
Wall, Lasiommata megera
Steyning Downland Scheme:
Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
Holly Blue ♀, Celastrina argiolus
Hoverfly, Chrysotoxum bicinctum
Lesser Burdock, Arctium minus
Lesser Treble-bar, Aplocera efformata
Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui

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