11.7.16.

Monday…Overcast with Sunny spells…18ºC.

I found a new moth at the Wardens Office today. It’s called a Ypsolopha sequella…

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I’ve started to find more Green Hairstreak larvae the last couple of days, which makes me feel happier. This one, is my first close to Goldie Heath…

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The Bracken over on Goldie Heath was twitching like mad this morning. It must have been a family of Wrens, because this juvenile popped out from underneath to give me a cute photo…

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A couple of really small Solitary Bees. Still finding identification hard, even using my book…

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I’ve seen Vapourer moth larvae a number of times. But this is the 1st one I have seen without the 4 yellow tufts. This one has got 2 yellow and 2 brown. Looked this up, and it happens with earlier (instar) larvae….

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Small Copper…

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This was my highlight of today. I found a spider I had never seen before. It’s called a Mangora acalypha. I love it’s common name…Cricket Bat Spider. Well named for a spider with a cricket bat on it’s back. Looked this up on the Spider Recording Scheme, and there doesn’t seem many records in Staffordshire…I will check this out…

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When I was photographing this Large Skipper, I did not notice all those beetles on the Knapweed….

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Nice to see the Harebells flowering again….

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This is only my 2nd Red Admiral this year. There is a notable lack of some Butterfly species this summer…Common Blue…Brown Argus and Comma…

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Cinnabar larva…

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The Gatekeepers were in better numbers this morning….

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Anything the Stade de France can do…Highgate Common can do….Silver Y…

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Unidentified Mirid Bug….

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Red Bug (Deraeocoris ruber)….

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