Tuesday 14 June 2022

Silver-studded Blues and moths

Silver-studded Blue male, Plebejus argus
On Sunday I visited Stedham and Iping Commons to see the Silver-studded Blues and find some moths. The SSBs were seen in both commons but all were males until I found one female on Iping Common. I was told that mating pairs were seen early in the morning. On the moth front I saw  Clouded Buffs, Common Heaths, Common Waves, Peacocks, an Inlaid Grass-veneer, a Four-dotted Footman and a Marbled White Spot.

Clouded Buff, Diacrisia sannio

Common Heath, Ematurga atomaria

Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata

Dock Bugs mating, Coreus marginatus

Four-dotted Footman, Cybosia mesomella

Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea

Inlaid Grass-veneer, Crambus pascuella

Iping Common

Marbled White Spot, Deltote pygarga

Peacock Moth, Macaria notata

Silver-studded Blue female, Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue male

Silver-studded Blue male

Stonechat, Saxicola torquata

Tormentil, Potentilla erecta

Wild rose, Rosa species

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