4.6.16.

Saturday..Overcast and Muggy…20ºC.

It’s always a highlight to find a new moth, that I have not seen before. So I was very happy when I spotted this Middle-barred Minor. Also it will be easy to identify next time I see it, due to the Middle Bar which gives this moth It’s name…

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About this time last year, I lost count at how many Engrailed there were. This year I’m pretty sure this is my first one…

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Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)…

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Nice to see the Yellow Shell’s emerging now. One of my favourite more common moths at HC. Also very hard to pass the chance of a photo, when they show, like this one did in a Gorse bush…

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There were quite a few of these Empis tessallata flying round the Island Pool…

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I have got two ambitions when it comes to Longhorn moths. One..to get both Antennae in focus. Second to photograph one flying. Today I achieved the first ambition of getting both Antennae in focus. The problem is they usually either hold them to wide for the depth of field for the camera…or the wind blows them everywhere. Todays Longhorn is a Nemophora degeerella… The second photo from the side shows the problem of getting both antennae in focus…

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There are plenty of Scorpion Flies now…

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Pine Tree in flower…

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Two nymphs now, both only 2-4mm in length (Body only). Also good to compare the Antennae of a Grasshopper to a Cricket. I’m not an expert, but I think the first two nymph photos are a Meadow Grasshopper. The third photo is definitely a Speckled Bush-cricket. This is the smallest Speckled Bush-cricket I have ever seen….

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