|Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) Male|
|Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) Female|
Moth trapping started of slow this year, but moving into May I have had had some lovely new moths. Most new for the garden too.
From Puss Moth to Green Silver-lines, which is a stunning green moth. Nature never stops being wonderful.
|White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)|
|Puss Moth (Cerura vinula)|
|Small Magpie (Anania hortulata)|
|Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)|
|Green Silver-lines( Pseudoips prasinana)|
|Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana)|
|Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)|
|The Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix)|
|Sallow Kitten (Furcula furcula)|
June was the start of 30 days wild,
I went looking for Butterflies, at
last year I went a lot but this was my first trip this year, I was not disappointed,
The sun was shining and the first butterfly I spotted was a Painted Lady butterfly,
it must be years since I last saw one.
There were many Damselflies, and a stunning green female Banded Demoiselle.
Trees in full leaf made spotting any birds impossible no matter how hard the Chiffchaff sang.
Watched a Orange-tip fluttering about in the sunlight, think she was looking somewhere to lay her eggs.
I had a lovely morning and as part of my 30 days wild I made a butterfly book of all the butterflies I've ever seen.
|Speckled Wood butterfly|