Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Butterfly August

Common Blues mating, Polyommatus icarus

I met Mark at Kithurst meadow on Saturday. It was very hot so the meadow was heaving with butterflies. It was good to see Clouded Yellows (two males, one female). Also Gatekeepers, Brimstone, Chalkhill Blue, Brown Argus, Holly Blue, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small Copper and Common Blue.

  On the south-west slope of Cissbury Ring on Monday I saw many Common Blues mating plus Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Chalkhill Blue and various moths: Common Grass-veneer, Cinnabar larvae, Syncopacma species micro-moth, looper larva on a Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Pearl Veneer, Rush Veneer.
Kithurst meadow:
Brimstone ♂, Gonepteryx rhamni
Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus
Common Darter ♀, Sympetrum striolatum
Holly  Blue ♀, Celastrina argiolus
Holly  Blue ♀

Peacock, Inachis io
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Poppy, Papaver rhoeas
Silver-washed Fritillary ♂, Argynnis paphia
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Cissbury Ring:
bumblebee - id needed
Planthopper, Issus coleoptratus
Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
Cinnabar larva, Tyria jacobaeae
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Common Blue
Common Blues mating on Ragwort
Common Blues mating
Common Blues - she's got a headache (on right)
Common Blues
small cuttle bone - how did that get there?
Common Flower Bug, Anthocoris nemorum
Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella
Field Scabius, Knautia arvensis
fly - id needed
Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus with Pearl Veneer moth
Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Campanula trachelium with larva
Harvestman, Phalangium opilio
Hoverfly, Volucella inanis
Lady's Bedstraw, Galium verum
Meadow Brown ♀, Maniola jurtina
Meadow Brown ♂
micromoth, Syncopacma species
larva on Nettle-leaved Bellflower, id needed
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis
Smooth Hawk's-beard, Crepis capillaris
spider - id needed
Turkey Oak, Quercus cerris
Vervain, Verbena officinalis
Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

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