My personal first common blue of the year was on the wing - a pristine, fresh male, flying low over bird`s-foot trefoil and a treble bar moth was seen, but was far too flighty to photograph.
Three tortricids were caught and their photos are given below. I have decided -after the difficulty of taking photos of micro-moths with my `toy camera` that the time has come (at long last!) to purchase a new one that will allow better, close-up photos. In the meantime, you will have to `click` on my photos to enlarge them - somewhat!
Please comment on, or correct, the i/ds below - thanks.
The little longhorn beetle Grammoptera ruficornis was beaten from hawthorn and the willow leaf beetle Lochmaea caprea was frequent on willows nearby. A male brimstome flew across the road as I drove home past WWT Penclacwydd.