Monday 20 May 2019

Dukes, Dingies & Blues at Kithurst meadow

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina
On Wednesday I visited Kithurst meadow and met Mark, Katrina, Mavis & Alan and others to view the emerging Duke of Burgundy butterflies. Others seen: mating Dingy Skippers, mating Common Blues, Green-veined White, Holly Blues, Green Hairstreaks, Brimstone, Brown Argus. Moths: Common Carpet, Dark Strawberry Tortrix plus a Rove beetle (Aleochara lanuginosa), and a 14-spot Ladybird.
14-spot Ladybird, Propylea 14-punctata

Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni

Brown Argus, Aricia agestis

Common Blues mating, Polyommatus icarus

Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata

Cowslip, Primula veris

Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana

Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages

Dingy Skippers mating

Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina

Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy

Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi

Green-veined White, Pieris napi

Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus

Rove beetle, Aleochara lanuginosa

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