It has been quite a week with many interesting insects. During the week I've seen my first Common Blue and Adonis Blue of the year. On Frog Firle a mating pair of Wall Brown as well as a mating pair of Wasp Beetles.
Mating Wall Brown.
Mating Wasp Beetles.
On Wednesday another survey at the private wood for Butterfly Conservation resulted in a good count of butterflies including at least 7 Painted Lady and a Clouded Yellow. Silver Y moths are also another migrant insect with numbers building up. It is looking good for a migrant butterfly year!! During the survey there were also several Dragonflies and Damselflies showing with Broad-bodied Chasers and Hairy Dragonflies.
Teneral Male Broad-bodied Chaser.
Male Hairy Dragonfly.
I also noticed several male Large Red Damselflies holding territory around a small pond. They kept landing on some leaves in the pond showing their silhouette through the leaves. I managed to get one interesting shot of one, despite having to kneel in the mud. I was very lucky to get the silhouette with an eye showing over the leaf.
Large Red Damselfly Eye.