Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Dukes, Knot Grass and a Garden Midget

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
I made my second butterfly trip of the year yesterday afternoon, to Kithurst meadow. There were plenty of Brimstones, Green-veined Whites & Orange-tips plus a Holly Blue, a Red Admiral, 3 Duke of Burgundies, Dingy Skippers and some moths: Cinerous Pearls & Common Carpets. A Kestrel hovered overhead.
 The moth season is gathering pace on our Littlehampton balcony. Last night I had 5 species: another Narrow-winged Grey plus Brown House Moth, Garden Midget, Knot Grass and Light Brown Apple Moth.
Cinerous Pearl, Anania fuscalis

Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina

Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys

Green Lacewing, Chrysopa perla

Green-veined White, Pieris napi

Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines

balcony moths:
Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Garden Midget, Phyllonorycter messaniella

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Narrow-winged Grey, Eudonia angustea

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