Sunday, June 17, 2007

Elton Water Meadows

Lots of moths around in the daytime today in the increasingly attractive water meadows. In addition to these there were Silver Y, Common Swift, Small Magpie, Udea olivalis, Garden Grass Veneer, Silver-ground Carpet, Straw Dot, Painted Lady, Small Totoiseshell and Large Skipper.

Beautiful China-Mark Nymphula stagnata


Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula
(a bit of a surprise feedng on umbellifers in the middle of the day)

Blood-vein Timandra comae

Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica

Mother Shipton Callistege mi

Look closely and this fella's eating what looks like a smaller damselfly just emerging from the nymph.

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Couldn't resist another go at this species when this one was so obliging. The two seen today were both well away from the river in the long grass meadows.

White-legged Damselfly Platycnemis pennipes

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