Daily Archives: July 8, 2018

Six-spot Burnet Moth

The adult six-spot burnet moth flies on hot, sunny days from June to August, and are attracted to a wide variety of flowers such as thistles, knapweed and scabious, as well as the larval food plants bird’s foot trefoil, Dorycnium, … Continue reading

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Skipper Night on Wilden Marsh

It’s skipper night on the marsh; they are everywhere! Essex skippers have a wingspan of 2.5 to 2.9 cm and they lay their eggs in strings on the stems of grasses where they remain over the winter.

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A Common Green Capsid Looking Very Much Like a Grass Seed

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Essex Skipper

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Comma (Polygonia c-album)

I photographed this comma butterfly on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve North Pasture. These butterflies hibernate and could be seen year round, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location. Adults feed on nectar, mainly of … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Butterfly

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Morning Mate!

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