Tuesday 28 June 2022

28 June 2022 - Cionus tuberculosus at East Malling, Kent

A wee weevil on figwort today in East Malling. Cionus tuberculosus I suspect. Seemingly present on all figwort checked recently, it is common, but at 3-4mm long, this gem is a little tricky to see in the field... 

Sunday 26 June 2022

26 June 2022 - Swifts at Cliffe

Spent an hour practicing taking flight snaps of #swifts in the wind at Cliffe Marshes RSPB this afternoon. Vaguely happy with a few - interesting to see their full throat pouches.

Saturday 25 June 2022

25 June 2022 - Variimorda villosa and a few friends

Tumbling flower beetles, so called because main defence is letting go & dropping off the flowers they're on, though they can fly. Species is Variimorda villosa.

Sunday 19 June 2022

19 June 2022 - Hypercallia citrinalis!

Several Hypercallia citrinalis out in West Kent this afternoon. Cracking wee things which rounded off a fun day of mini beasts! 

Saturday 18 June 2022

18 June 2022 - Blean Woods RSPB

 Lovely trip with Max to Blean Woods RSPB this morning - lots of wonderful minibeasts!


Sunday 12 June 2022

12 June 2022 - White-letter Hairstreak, Mandarin ducks and friends at Epsom Common, Surrey

Quite a few Black Hairstreak on Epsom Common, Surrey today. Some really fresh - it was the others that allowed me to take their portrait...