Monday 23 July 2018

White-line Snout and Small Red Damselfly

White-line Snout - yet another addition to 'ye olde' macro list, courtesy of Martin. This is his second or third from Saint Hill, so he's clearly near a colony. It's a Nationally Scarce B species, confined to southern Britain. According to 'Waring, Townsend and Lewington' the larval foodplant is unknown. Many thanks Martin. Interesting to compare this species with the similar Pinion-streaked Snout - see below.

Pinion-streaked Snout - Exmouth 13/9/16

Currant Pug - not many species trapped last night but this, Turnip Moth, Small Rivulet and Ear Moth were all firsts for this year.

Small China-mark

Turnip Moth

Small Rivulet
Ear Moth
Small Red Damselfly (male) - Bystock - think this is a new one for me. Trying to learn the dragon/damselflies in a slow and relaxed manner. Red legs, all red abdomen and red pterostigma are the key features from what I can tell.
This hot weather is even bringing the Little Egrets to their knees!

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