Thursday 22 June 2023

Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus

Yesterday afternoon I visited Fairmile Bottom and Houghton Forest near Arundel and was rewarded with plenty of flower and insect photo opportunities. As usual Fairmile had lots of Marbled Whites but in the heat they never stopped long enough for a photo.

I didn't get out in May as I was hospitalized at the end of April with a bad UTI and subsequent sepsis. I came out after 5 days over a stone lighter and burdened with a catheter 😞. My home nurse (Sue) fed me well and I'm back to a sensible weight  and am building my back muscles up again - lying down and sitting for a month meant my back ached after walking for a couple of hours. I have to thank the NHS for excellent treatment and swiftly arranged day surgery to remove a bladder stone.

Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina

Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis

Red Piercer, Lathronympha strigana

Common Spotted-orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii 

Common Flower Bug, Anthocoris nemorum 

Hairy St John's-wort, Hypericum hirsutum 

Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus 

Wild rose, Rosa species 

Common Sweep larval case, Psyche casta

Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria 

Silver-washed Fritillary male, Argynnis paphia 

Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica 

Burnet moth pupa

Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

Satin Grass-veneer, Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus