Skipwith Common – 21/07/2019

A mainly overcast visit with occasional sunny periods, a gentle south-westerly breeze blowing. Temperature around 20 degrees C.

Beetles (4)
Ampedus balteatus
Coccinella septempunctata – 7-spot Ladybird
Harmonia axyridis – Harlequin Ladybird
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata – 14-spot Ladybird

Dragonflies (9)
Aeshna grandis – Brown Hawker
Anax imperator – Emperor Dragonfly
Ischnura elegans – Blue-tailed Damselfly
Lestes sponsa – Emerald Damselfly
Libellula quadrimaculata – Four-spotted Chaser
Orthetrum cancellatum – Black-tailed Skimmer
Sympetrum danae – Black Darter (NFY)
Sympetrum sanguineum – Ruddy Darter
Sympetrum striolatum – Common Darter

Butterflies (7)
Favonius quercus – Purple Hairstreak
Maniola jurtina – Meadow Brown
Ochlodes sylvanus – Large Skipper
Pieris brassicae – Large White
Pieris napi – Green-veined White
Polygonia c-album – Comma
Pyronia tithonus – Gatekeeper

Moths (3)
Aphelia viburnana – Bilberry Tortrix (NFY)
Aristotelia ericinella – Heather Neb (NEW)
Crambus pascuella – Inlaid Grass-veneer (NFY)

Wasps (1)
Ectemnius continuus

True Bugs (3)
Himacerus apterus – Tree Damsel Bug
Iassus lanio
Neophilaenus lineatus (NEW)

Flies (4)
Eristalis intricarius
Physocephala rufipes (NFY)
Sicus ferrugineus(NFY)
Volucella pellucens

Reptiles (1)
Zootoca vivipara – Common Lizard

 

 

(NEW) – New to the life list
(NFY) – First record for the year