Sunday, 27 May 2012

Belated for some strange reason

Scalloped Hazel
For some reason Saturday's post sort of disappeared, so here it is again.

The moth trap had a few more species when I checked on Saturday morning, new for the year being -

Scalloped Hazel

Twenty-plume Moth and

the first two (of very many not doubt) Heart and Dart.

Heart & Dart

Spent most of the day pottering around in the garden where lurking in the front border was another moth, a migrant this time, my first Silver Y moth of the year.

Silver Y

Other invertebrates seen included a Wall butterfly and another Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) that visited the Buddleja globosa.

Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) 

Surprisingly, the commonest hoverfly in the garden today was Merodon equestris, one of the hairiest and most variable of the UK species.

Merodon equestris
Apart from a quick visit for some shopping where a Chiffchaff was singing in Tesco's carpark, I never left the house and garden today, I'll leave that until tomorrow.

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