Saturday, 3 August 2019

Cissbury Ring butterflies, moths and flowers

Cissbury Ring
A walk on Cissbury Ring in the wind on Wednesday was quite fruitful: Meadow Browns, Chalk Hill Blues, Gatekeepers, Small Heaths, Walls (5), Common Blue, Red Admirals, Marbled Whites, Small Skippers. moths: an Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) nectaring on ragwort which is a new moth for me. It is believed to be declining in Sussex so this is a good record. Also Yellow Shell and Six-spot Burnet. The glorious views are always a bonus.
Antler Moth, Cerapteryx graminis nectaring on ragwort

Antler Moth, Cerapteryx graminis

Chalk Hill Blue, Polyommatus coridon

Chalk Hill Blue

Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus 

Common Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris

Lantanaphyllum Viburnum (Viburnum x rhytidophylloides)

Six-spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae

Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris

Wall, Lasiommata megera

Wall, female

Wall don't like flash
Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea

Wild Mignonette

Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata

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