Thursday 17 December 2015

Purbeck Inverts

As promised a follow up to my Wildflowers of Purbeck post, mostly featuring invertebrates. No birds I'm afraid. Apart from plenty of Dartford Warblers I didn't really see any of note.

Adonis Blues on Ballard Down

This must be the most colourful female Adonis Blue that I've ever seen.

This is the latest Silver-studded Blue that I've seen (August 16th).

Brown Argus

Clouded Yellow hiding on a stem of Yellow-wort. 
Very effective camouflage. I'd never have noticed it if I hadn't watched it land there.

Small Tortoiseshell on Fox and Cubs

Lulworth Skipper

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars

The European Beewolf - Philanthus triangulum

Long-winged Conehead - Conocephalus discolor
Female of the uncommon brown form.

Male Large Marsh Grasshopper - Stethophyma grossum

Female Large Marsh Grasshopper - Stethophyma grossum

Roesel's bush-cricket - Metrioptera roeselii

Female Sand Lizard  - Lacerta agilis
Yes, I know it's not an invert but one reptile didn't really warrant a mention in the title.

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