On June 23rd I found a Silver Y moth in our flat. It posed nicely then flew off to continue its journey north, having been resting after its channel crossing.
On Friday 24th I did my Mill Hill transect: Adonis Blue, Marbles White 4, Meadow Brown 7, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Heath 10, Small Tortoiseshell, moths: Silver Y 4, Yellow Shell.
Afterwards I called in at Woods Mill where I found another Brown China-mark moth. There were plenty of Azure Damselflies flitting around. I also spotted four more Dingy Flat-body larvae. The original one I found on 19th had disappeared as its umbellifer food plant had been flattened by the rain. When I brought Sue here on 28th, these latest larval plants had also been flattened. I think inclement weather at the wrong time is one reason that many of our butterflies are having a third bad year judging from my transect results since 2014.
|Silver Y, Autographa gamma|
|Azure Damselfly, Coenagrion puella|
|Bronze Shieldbug early instar, Troilus luridus with sawfly larva|
|Brown China-mark, Elophila nymphaeata|
|Common Froghopper, Philaenus spumarius|
|Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana|
|Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana|
|Dingy Flat-body larva, Depressaria daucella spinning cocoon|
|Dingy Flat-body larva, full cocoon|
|Harlequin Ladybird larva, Harmonia axyridis|
|Lacehopper, Cixius nervosus|
|unidentified ladybird pupa|
|Mirid bug, Grypocoris stysi|
|Rove beetle, Tachyporus solutus|
|Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella|
|White-lipped Snail, Cepaea hortensis|