Friday, 7 August 2015

Local walk with expert

Quickly going back to my last post I know that it was a pebble prominent, two of the other moths there now identified were Triple spotted Clay and Double-square Spot, and small fan-footed wave. Now got one to id only.

On the 1st went for a Nature walk at Newbars Wood, Pembury.Local expert Ian Beavis was our guide. This is a great site for Golden-ringed Dragonfly and we saw quite a few. A very good sighting and new for site I believe was a Giant Horsefly (Tabanus autumnalis) also had Golden Hoverfly (Callicera aurata). Butterflies we saw were Holly and Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, and my 1st for year Small Copper. Field and Meadow Grasshoppers. Brown Hawker was hawking over the heath. Four-banded longhorn Beetle was cool. Tree and Heath Bumblebee both seen, which puts my bumblebee count quite high for the year. Cinnabar caterpillar on ragwort was nice. Leaf-cutter Bee and 2 different digger wasps, will update later on which ones.

Holly Blue

Digger wasp holes.

Cinnabar caterpillars on ragwort.

Also been to my local park and got a great shot of Speckled Wood and Common Blue butterflies. Yet another unidentified fly, really need to get a book. Also saw a few smaller insects. 

Speckled Wood

Common Blue

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