Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Swaddywell Insects

Picking the only sunny day for ages Katie Fuller, Mike Weedon and I headed to the excellent local nature reserve at Swaddywell for some top quality insects. Common Darter, Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer dragonflies, several pyralid moths that were probably Udea lutealis and a Silver Y also showed.

First another of those top insects: the longhorn beetle Agapanthea villosoviridescens

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet is a grassland species flying in June and July and was the highlight of the visit.

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

Skipper sp. probably Essex (Thymelicus lineola)

Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata)

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