Monday 9 May 2016

Downy Emerald and Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Downy Emerald teneral ♀, Cordulia aenea
On April 20th I met Mark Colvin at Rewell Wood and photographed a Dor beetle. On May 1st on a club dig I found a medieval gilt mount, possibly from a harness, and a Nuremberg jeton c.1500-1700.
  On May 3rd I did my Mill Hill butterfly transect (Dingy Skipper 2, Grizzled Skipper 1, Peacock 6)  and then visited Woods Mill nature reserve where I found a newly emerged female Downy Emerald dragonfly.
  On May 4th we had our lunch at Woods Mill overlooking the lake and we saw a male Orange-tip and a Green-veined White. In the afternoon I visited Rewell Wood and found a new moth, Pale Feathered Bright (Incurvaria pectinea) and the first Pearl-bordered Fritillary of the season at Rewell.
Rewell Wood, April 30:
Ants, Formica species
Dor beetle, Geotrupes stercorariu
Dor beetle
unidentified fly
Gooden's Nomad Bee, Nomada goodeniana
May 1:
medieval mount, copper alloy gilt c.1500-1700
Nuremberg jeton
Mill Hill, May 3:
Alderfly, Sialis lutaria
Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa,
food plant of the Adonis Blue and Chalk Hill Blue
Peacock, Inachis io
Woods Mill, May 3:
7-spot Ladybird, Propylea 7-punctata
sedge, Carex species
Common Stretch Spider with prey, Tetragnatha extensa
Dark Bush Cricket nymph, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Downy Emerald teneral ♀, Cordulia aenea
Downy Emerald teneral ♀

Downy Emerald teneral ♀
Downy Emerald teneral ♀
Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata
Hoverfly, Rhingia campestris
Kentish Snail, Monacha cantiana
Moth Fly, Pericoma species
Red-and-black Froghopper, Cercopis vulnerata
Woods Mill, May 4:
Woods Mill
Woods Mill
Nettle Weevil, Phyllobius pomaceus
Rewell Wood, May 4:
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
ichneumon wasp
Pale Feathered Bright, Incurvaria pectinea
Pale Feathered Bright
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne

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