"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A wet night for the hairy bear

The garden tiger caterpillar after a cold wet night!

Spring is in the air

A pair of green tiger beetles on the job. Probably only my third or forth ever sighting at Holme, in the Forestry.

Not a great shot due to the camera shy couple, but I guess it records the moment.

Green hairstreak on Hawthorn

In the same bush as the sawfly a confiding green hairstreak.

A cracking sawfly

Not to be out done, on the same day but at a different site, another Tenthredo temula nectaring on hawthorn blossom. This one was seen close to The Firs, another earlier along the edge of Broadwater on the NOA reserve was not quite as photogenic.

Off patch: two common invertebrates from Denver

Spear Thistle Lacebug Tingis cardui, Denver, 14th May 2018

Tenthredo temula, Denver, 14th May 2018

Off Patch: three scarce invertebrates at Denver

Spuleria flavicaput, Denver, 14th May 2018

Clivina collaris, Denver,14th May 2018

Hydrothassa marginella on creeping buttercup, Denver, 14th May 2018

Off Patch: skippers at Foulden

Grizzled Skipper, Foulden Common, 14th May 2018

Dingy Skipper, Foulden Common, 14th May 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018

Meadow Long-horns in the Downs

 Meadow Long-horn, Cauchas rufimitrella, Ringstead Downs, 8th May 2018