28.5.15.

I do wish the weather would settle down. Its hard to know how to dress. Although it started sunny, I had to take shelter a couple of times today from the rain.

4 Moths at the Wardens Office:-

My best photo of a Bee Moth to date…

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This is another new moth for my list. Its the very small Least Black Arches (10mm in Length)…

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Having trouble finding/getting identification of this moth. Second time I’ve photographed one like this…

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Brown Silver-line…

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Also on the Wardens Office wall was this unidentified Sawfly…

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Checked the Island Pool out today. After seeing plenty of empty Large Red Damselfly larval cases. This one seemed a lot smaller. So I might keep my eyes open the next few days for another species…

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Dock Bug in the dappled early morning light…

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Lacewing…

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14 Spot Ladybird…

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This Green Hairstreak was quite helpful, turning round so I could take both its sides. It was also my first I have ever found on Brants Hill. I’ve had a few discussions lately about where is best to find Green Hairstreaks. With Broom and Bilberry being top of the list, by most people I talk to. Which is strange for Brants Hill, neither plant are located there. But there is some flowering Bramble near by…

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Large Red Damselfly…

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This is new Invertebrate for me. Its called a Fine Streaked Bugkin (Nymph). The adult looks an impressive creature…

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Yet another Unidentified Spider on the Heather…

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This is the 2nd Attelabus nitens I have found…

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I found an early Instar of a Drinker Larva. Not seen one at this stage before…

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The 1st Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis) I’ve seen this year. I do believe this is related to the Longhorn Beetles…

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Fox and Cubs, with the bottom photo having a Female Thick-legged Flower Beetle on it…

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Small Heath…

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I’ve been birding now for years. But I’ve never witnessed a Great Spotted Woodpecker collecting what looks like Rowen flower stamens. These are not great photos, due to the bird rocking/bouncing around so much, with it being so heavy for the end of the branch…

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This is more of the normal view of a Great Spotted Woodpecker…

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Tree Pipit…

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This could be exciting!!! I’ve been told by a couple of people that this next Micro Moth is Nationally Scarce. But I will check this information out. This Micro Moth is called a Dark Roller (Ancylis upupana)…

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2 thoughts on “28.5.15.

  1. Gary Pascoe says:

    Some great spots again mate. Could the mystery moth be a Grey Birch? (Aethalura punctulata) – the closest I could find in my book.

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