Sunday, 1 May 2016

Speckled Woods and Slow-worms

Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
On April 27th I visited Rewell Wood near the A27. On 28th I visited the northern part of the same wood where a pair of Speckled Woods fought in a tight circle, flying higher and higher till they entered the tree canopy and separated. I then checked an area of grassland near Arundel where found my first slow-worms of the year.
Rewell Wood, April 27:
7-spot Ladybird, Propylea 7-punctata
14-spot Ladybird, Propylea 14-punctata
Ant, Formica species
Bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Caddisfly, Limnephilus auricula
Caddisfly, Limnephilus auricula
Common Shrew, Sorex araneus
Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana
Common Sweep moth pupal case, Psyche casta
Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus
Fire Bug, Corizus hyoscyami
unidentified fly
Gooden's Nomad Bee, Nomada goodeniana
Gorse and Broom
Green Longhorn, Adela reaumurella
Hawthorn Shieldbug, Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale
ichneumon wasp
Nettle Aphid, Microlophium carnosum
Nettle Weevil, Phyllobius pomaceus
Planthopper nymph, Issus coleoptratus
Red Currant, Ribes rubrum

Spider, Metellina species
St. Mark's Flies mating, Bibio marci
St. Mark's Flies
St. Mark's Fly

Wood Sorrel, Oxalis acetosella
Wood Sorrel
Yellow Dung Fly, Scatophaga stercoraria
Rewell Wood, April 28:
Crab Spider with prey, Misumena vatia
Crab Spider, Xysticus cristatus
Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata
Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum
Hairy Shieldbug playing dead
Hoverfly, Platycheirus species
view to the sea
Spurge bug, Dicranocephalus medius
Arundel grassland:
Cranefly, Tipula vernalis
Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis
Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens
Kentish Snail, Monacha cantiana
Slow-worm, Anguis fragilis
Wood Forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica

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