Sunday, 4 May 2014

Helmeth Wood again

With family visiting for the weekend, we walked across for another look at the bluebells in Helmeth Wood. They were still stunning, as were the other spring flowers, and we were again serenaded by singing Redstarts. We also found some interesting insects to look at, starting with this Green-veined White butterfly photographed on a Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis).

Green-veined White

Sharp eyes also picked out this micro moth on a bluebell. One of the longhorns, so called because of the extreme length of the antennae, this is a male Adela reaumurella.

Adela reaumurella

This hoverfly was on a dandelion flower, and I think it is the Common Hoverfly Syrphus ribesii.

Syrphus ribesii

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