Wednesday 17 June 2015

Back to Sussex.

Following on from the brilliant Scotland trip it was back to earth with a bump. Not helped by a bit of fatigue from the drive home the enthusiasm had slumped a bit but it was only a few days before the things got going again.
Several colonies of White-legged Damselflies have been showing well and I managed reasonable shots of both male and female. I've also tried a few different angles on a couple of subjects which may have worked? On some Buckthorn 3 Brimstone larvae were found. This is a larva that I hadn't seen before and I was surprised how easy they were to find.

Female White-legged Damselfly.

Male White-legged Damselfly.

Green Shield Bug.


Brimstone Larva.

On the local front I saw my first Marbled White at the weekend, the sight of a really fresh Marbled White makes it really feel like summer is here!! Small Tortoiseshell have also started to emerge with a real beauty posing well for me. At the weekend I also found a Small Elephant Hawk Moth. Although I often had them in the moth trap this is only the 2nd one that I have found out in the wild.

Small Tortoiseshell.

Small Elephant Hawk Moth.