Wednesday, May 10, 2006

20 Minutes at The Boardwalks

Biked down to The Boardwalk NR close to the centre of Peterborough this lunchtime for a quick look. Always impressed by the number and variety of hoverflies at this site. Few sat still long enough for a novice like me to identify but Leucozona lucorum I did recognise and was quite abundant. There was also a fairly abundant small parasitic wasp which was chasing flies around and laying eggs on/in them. A party of young Fox cubs played about near the walkway oblivious to me.

A good emergence of Azure Damselfies and also single male and female Banded Demoiselles. There were plenty of butterflies about and one dayflying moth:
Orange-tip, 5
Small Tortoiseshell, 5
Peacock, 1
Brimstone, 1
Green-veined White, 1
Large White, 1
Speckled Wood, 2
Holly Blue, 2
Common Carpet, 1

Leucozona lucorum

Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella


Green Tortoise Beetle Cassida viridis

Nikon Coolpix P4

1 comment:

Diana said...

this bug is so cool :)