Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Some truely dreadful photos...
Apologies for the quality of the photos, but sometimes its all that I can get to try to identify moths new to me when out in the field without nets, traps or fridges!! All the sightings are from Ffos Las.
Beautiful china mark, 11th June
Is this a green carpet? 16th June
I was green with envy when several people posted pictures of green hairstreaks a couple of weeks ago as I had never seen one, so I was delighted to see this on 18th June. Again, rubbish picture.
At last a better photo! Saw my first 3 golden ringed dragonflies on 18th June.
First 2 black tailed skimmers seen on 18th June.
Can anyone identify this cocoon? It is well defended within a webbing mesh with an exit hole at the top, 27th June.
Another crummy photo. Is this a dingy shell? 27th June.
I've identified this as an oak eggar caterpillar from George's comment on Isabel's post of 22nd June, this was taken 27th June.
I saw my first marbled white of the year on Ffos Las on 27th June. There were several fluttering around Pembrey CP on Sunday. This photo was taken 29th June.
Saw this stunning moth on my walk today (1st July). The closest that I can get to identify it is the common purple and gold, but in the pictures in both of my I/D books that species doesn't have the additional vertical pale streaks on the hind wings above the horizontal cold bar. Help please!! (There is also incidentally an insect emerging from a larval form on the grass stem to the left of the moth.)
Posted by Maggie James