Saturday, 15 July 2017

Some recent and not so recent sightings at Ffos Las

Having downloaded photos from my camera this morning, I was surprised to notice that I hadn't downloaded since mid May, hence some of these sightings are not very recent.

There were 3 drinker moth caterpillars all crossing the footpath within 20 yards of each other, 14th May.

Burnet companion moth, 18th May.

Dingy skippers coupling, 22nd May.

5 spot burnet moth larva, 25th May.

Fox moth larva, 28th May.

A dreadful photo of a moth that I couldn't identify despite having very distinctive markings, 7th June.
Identified as marbled white spot by Ian, thanks

Marbled white, only a few seen each year on Ffos Las, 26th June.

Ringlets coupling, 26th June.

Clouded border, 26th June.

Chevron, 9th July.

Lesser cream wave, 3rd July
Corrected to Small Fan-footed wave by George, Thanks

Emperor dragonfly ovipositing, 8th July.

Comma, infrequently seen, 9th July.

This silver Y was superbly well camouflaged on a dead thistle leaf, 9th July.

5 comments:

  1. Nice photos, as always, Maggie. I suggest marbled white-spot for your unidentified moth of 7/6.

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  2. Great photo's Maggie as usual, love reading your post.

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  3. Nice photos Maggie.

    Your Lesser Cream Wave looks more like Small Fan-footed Wave to me.

    Cheers
    George

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  4. Some super photos Maggie, lovely to see them in situ. Great variety!

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  5. Thanks all for your kind comments. I've made the corrections to the original post from the suggestions made by Ian and George. I don't have the knowledge or experience of the rest of you and rely entirely on Chris Manley's second edition book for all my identifications, and if my subject is faded I have real problems, so thanks again.

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