A diary of my mothing activity covering highlights and photos from my moth trapping activities. Mainly Norfolk (UK), occasionally beyond. I may mention other wildlife sightings here, especially insects, but for birds see my birding diary.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Clouded Yellow (f. helice), Archer's Dart and some dragons

A day birding at Burnham Overy Dunes on 29th August produced a few interesting insects - in fact probably better insects than birds.  Best among them was a Clouded Yellow butterfly, a whitish one so a female of the form helice.

Clouded Yellow (f. helice), Burnham Overy, 29th August

A good selection of other butterflies including 3 Small Coppers, 5 Brown Arguses, Grayling and 2 Wall Browns.

A few moths on the wing too including a day-feeding Archer's Dart.  I couldn't get any good pics of it feeding so here it is on a sheet of paper - much easier to photograph if slightly less natural-looking!

Archer's Dart, Burnham Overy, 29th August

Other moths included 2 Spindle Ermines Yponomeuta cagnagella, 3 Carnation Tortrices Cacoecimorpha pronubana, Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea, 5 Straw-barred Pearls Pyrausta despicata, Common Carpet and Yellow Shell.

Several dragonflies on the wing too including these:

Ruddy Darter, Burnham Overy, 29th August

Common Darter, Burnham Overy, 29th August

Migrant Hawker, Burnham Overy, 29th August

Finally a Common Lizard rounded up the non-avian wildlife interest.

No comments:

Post a Comment