Sunday, July 11, 2004

Elton Bridge Insects

The weather continues rather cool and breezy so when we set off for a walk to look for White-letter Hairstreaks around the abundant Elms near Elton Bridge we were not very hopeful. As expected there were few insects about but a large, sheltered bramble bush hosted masses of bees, hoverflies and other insects including these.

A Speckled Bush-cricket nymph (Leptophyes punctatissima)

Male and Female Scorpion Flies (probably Panorpa communis)

Most ragwort was infested with Cinabar Moth caterpillars (Tyria jacobaeae)

Ladybird pupa (Coccinellidae)

A striking spider (Enoplognatha ovata)

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