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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Denbies Hillside Walk

Here are a few pictures from todays walk.
A web of Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars was found on a nettle patch.
The freshly emerged Buff Tip moth was still expanding its wings.
A couple of interesting moths were also seen, including some nice micromoths  [
Small Purple-barred Phytometra viridaria]
and Lace Border

Dingy and Grizzled Skippers were flying about lots of Dingys, and only a few of the Grizzled below.

The last butterfly seen in the afternoon sunshine was a Brown Argus, again had only just hatched, and one of the wings not fully expaneded, looks like it was a slightly deformed pupa on the wingcase.


Greenie said...

Martin ,
I think your micro might be Small Purple Bar .
If it is , it'll be my first ID of a moth for you .

Spock said...

Thanks have updated the text, yes a first, i'm not good on micros.