Sunday, 7 June 2015

Insects in the Shadoxhurst woods

Four Spotted Chaser
An afternoon of cycle ride searches for absent Butterflies around Shadoxhurst meant most of the interest seemed to be Dragonflies such as this Four Spotted Chaser (above), and also many Broad Bodied Chasers and the odd Hairy Hawker too.
What Butterflies I could find included several Brimestones, and what I'm sure will be the last of the Grizzled Skippers at Alex Pastures this year. The Speckled wood below was the smartest fly on the wing today.

Speckled Wood on the byway at  Duck Lane
Very few days left for this last remaining Grizzled Skipper a Alex Pastrures
A common Summer Sawfly species

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