Tuesday 21 May 2019

Damselflies at Highdown Gardens

Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Yesterday we had a walk round Highdown Gardens which is always lovely, especially at this time of the year. It has a wonderful variety of garden habitats with a worldwide collection of flowering trees and plants. My favourite spot is the pond which had plenty of damselflies, with many mating pairs - Common Blue and Large Red Damselflies.
  Last week we had a Nut-Tree Tussock moth (Colocasia coryli) on our balcony and yesterday two pugs: a Channel Islands Pug (Eupithecia ultimaria) and a Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata).
Common Blue Damselfly, Enallagma cyathigerum

Large Red Damselflies mating, Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly

Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Nut-Tree Tussock, Colocasia coryli

Nut-Tree Tussock

Channel Islands Pug, Eupithecia ultimaria

Common Pug, Eupithecia vulgata

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