Thursday 8 September 2016

Clouded Yellows and Adonis Blues

Clouded Yellow ♂, Colias croceus
My Mill Hill transect yesterday yielded Adonis Blue 32, Clouded Yellow 2, Comma 3, Common Blue 3, Meadow Brown 27, Red Admiral 2, Small Heath 13, Small White 2, Silver Y 2, Common Carpet 2, Treble Bar 1, Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 2. The Clouded Yellow at the bottom of the hill was worn and nectared on thistle. The one at the top of the hill was in good condition, nectared on solely on the masses of Autumn Gentian and kept returning to the same area just south of the car park.
Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella
Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
worn Clouded Yellow ♂
Clouded Yellow ♂ on Autumn Gentian
Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus and Adonis Blue ♀, Polyommatus bellargus

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