Sunday 31 July 2011

31 July 2011 - Various locations in Cambs & Oxon

Time to catch up on a bit of lax posting for this summer. The following are just a few of the many highlights (for me at least) from recent activities.

Drinker - caught in Gamlingay Wood

Adonis Ladybird - found in Gamlingay

Ear Moth - Trapped at Harcourt Arboretum
Antler Moth - Harcourt Arboretum
Rosy Footman - Harcourt Arboretum
Leopard Moth - Harcourt ArboretumClouded Border - a nicely marked individual. Harcourt Arboretum
Pretty Chalk Carpet - Warburg Reserve

Scorched Carpet - WarburgCoxcombe Prominent - dark form

Coxcombe Prominent - normal one from the Didcot GardenSatin Beauty - Long Wittenham Wood

Bordered Pug - Didcot - one my second

Lackey - Didcot

Yarrow Pug - Didcot

Wormwood Pug

Slender Pug

Tuesday 12 July 2011

12 July 2011 - Didcot & Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxon

Last night's moth trap produced my first ever Olive - nice!


Dark Arches - and it was a lot darker than this over-exposed image appears

Grey Dagger

Field GrasshopperLesser Meadow Grasshopper

Speckled Wood

Shaded Broad-bar
Essex Skipper
Ich fly wasp spp thing

Monday 11 July 2011

11 July 2011 - Didcot & Long Wittenham, Oxon

A good evening's catch...

This Shark - was caught by net in the roadside in Long Wittenham Plain Golden Y

Burnished Brass

Black Arches



White Plume Moth

Sunday 10 July 2011

10 July 2011 - Wittenham Clumps, Oxon

Aa morning walk with Max produced a few mini-beasts including:

Six-spotted Burnet

Scorpian Fly

Green fly spp on plant spp!

Hoverfly spp

Harvestman spp with mites

Wasp sppSnails - mating?24-spot LadybirdsCommon Blue Damselfly

Thursday 7 July 2011

7 July 2011 - Ewelme, Oxon

A lunchtime visit to the watercress beds at Ewelme produced some fine Hoverfies - if such a thing is possible...

7-spot Ladybird larva

Harlequin Ladybird larva

Small fella