Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bedford Purlieus Insects

Finally found time to get to Bedford Purlieus for the feast of butterflies on show there. The number of White-letter Hairstreaks was very impressive. Several small Marjoram plants had 8 individuals feeding and there must have been 100 or more along the ride. With at least 6 Silver-washed Fritillaries and a total of 11 species plus other insects like Brown Hawker, Emperor and Common Darter this was a fabulous afternoon.

Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia, female

White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album

Large Skipper Ochlodes faunus

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus


Endotricha flammealis, a pyralid moth

Volucella inanis

Canon Powershot SX10

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