Monday, 8 August 2011


Quite a surprise the other morning when a JERSEY TIGER moth turned up in the moth trap,an immigrant from the continent,the first I have seen here; this is the one that is found in thousands in Rhodes in the wrongly named Valley of the Butterflies.

This pristine GRASS EGGAR was one of three.

Three SCALLOPED OAK MOTHS on my slate.

Also had a quick walk around the grassy banks of Temple Ewell on Friday afternoon and found half a dozen silver spotted skippers.

SILVER SPOTTED SKIPPER,they often sun bathe on dried cow pats,lovely.
This male was in clover.
MARBLED WHITES are still hanging on.

A second brood of WALL BROWNS is on the wing
There are lots of wonderful CHALKHILL BLUES at Temple Ewell too.

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