Sunday, 18 June 2017


30c meant it was too hot for hoverflies with only 10 species seen, all common. Managed to photograph Large Skipper at last, other butterflies were Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Heath and  a single Ringlet. More Odonata were out today in Large Red Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Emperor Dragonfly and Broad-bodied Chaser. Only moth of note was a Blood-vein, while the bees were all the usual suspects. Another Pachytodes cerambicyformis Longhorn beetle rounded off a quiet time. Photographed another Orchid, which looks different to the other one in an earlier post.

 Large Skipper
Orchid species - ??? - I've put it on Ispot

ISPOT - ID'd as Dactylorhiza majalis (traunsteineriodes) sub species Francis-Drucei. English name Western Marsh Orchid. That'll be new for me.

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