Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Ash Bud and The Sycamore

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii
On Wednesday June 22nd I visited Washington chalk pits and saw a Painted Lady heading somewhere fast. There were Meadow Browns, Large Skippers and ten moths: my first Ash Bud plus Straw Dot, Plum Tortrix, Yellow Shells, Yellow-spot Twist, Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Common Nettle-tap, Common Carpet, Garden Grass-veneer, Hook-streak Grass-veneer. A bonus was a Golden-ringed Dragonfly that flew around its territory for ten minutes before settling.
  The following day I visited Arundel WWT. As soon as I arrived it started raining so I decided to explore the inside walls of the hides and found several moths, including a new one for me: The Sycamore. Others were Brown House Moths, Dark Arches, Little Greys and a Moth Fly.
Washington chalk pits:
Ash Bud Moth, Prays fraxinella
Ash Bud Moth
Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina
Plum Tortrix, Hedya pruniana
Twayblade orchid, Neottia ovata
Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata
Arundel WWT:
Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Brown House Moth
Dark Arches, Apamea monoglypha
Dark Arches
Little Grey, Eudonia lacustrata
Little Grey
Moth Fly, Psychodid species
The Sycamore, Acronicta aceris
The Sycamore

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