Kiplingcotes Nature Reserve – 16/06/2022

Eleven species of Butterfly on the wing, though in very low numbers. A small number of Marbled White are now present, though numbers should build onver the next few weeks. Common Blue and Large Skipper were the only other species observed in small numbers, all other species were single specimens.

Butterflies
Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni
Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus
Large Skipper – Ochlodes sylvanus
Marbled White – Melanargia galathea
Meadow Brown – Maniola jurtina
Painted Lady – Vanessa cardui
Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta
Ringlet – Aphantopus hyperantus
Small Heath – Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Skipper – Thymelicus sylvestris
Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria

Moths
Burnet Companion – Euclidia glyphica
Silver Y – Autographa gamma

Beetles
Orchid Beetle – Dascillus cervinus

Grasshoppers
Common Green Grasshopper – Omocestus viridulus

Flies
Tachina fera

Mammals
Roe Deer – Capreolus capreolus