Thursday 25 August 2016

Kithurst meadow and moths

Common Purple and Gold, Pyrausta purpuralis
On July 30 I visited Kithurst meadow and saw plenty of moths including Red-fringed Conch and Ash-coloured Sober.
Last night by the garage I found a dead Brown-tail moth and by the balcony light I found several moths and a Harlequin Ladybird devouring the many midges. moths: Blastobasis vittata, Common Plume, Elbow-stripe Grass veneer, Ox-tongue Conch, Small Purple and Gold aka Mint Moth. I have only seen the Mint Moth on grassland previously.
Kithurst Meadow, July 30:
Ash-coloured Sober, Acompsia cinerella
Ash-coloured Sober
Cinnabar larva, Tyria jacobaeae
Cinnabar larva
Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata
Common Purple and Gold, Pyrausta purpuralis
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella
fly with pollen
Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus
Peacock, Inachis io
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral
Red-fringed Conch, Falseuncaria ruficiliana
Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperantus
Rough Hawkbit, Leontodon hispidus
Satyr Pug larva, Eupithecia satyrata on Rough Hawkbit
galls on Rough Hawkbit
Spotted Longhorn Beetle, Rutpela maculata
Littlehampton, August 24:
Carabid beetle, Bradycellus verbasci
dead Brown-tail, Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla
Common Rough Woodlouse, Porcellio scaber
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
Harlequin Ladybird
Harlequin Ladybird
Missing Sector Spider, Zygiella x-notata
Missing Sector Spider
Blastobasis vittata
Strangely, I saw the same species here exactly one year ago.
Ox-tongue Conch, Cochylis molliculana
Rove beetle, Gyrohypnus angustatus
Small Purple and Gold aka Mint Moth, Pyrausta aurata
tiny unidentified spider

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