Monday, 4 July 2011

Elland Gravel Pits

Elland gravel pits today, very warm and sunny, with no wind, ideal for butterflies.
Moths



latticed heath? loads of these


the mallow?


the Blackneck?


clouded border

Plus burnet moths in excess!
Butterflys


-ringlet

also

comma

small tortoishell

large and small skipper

meadow brown

large white

gatekeeper

small heath
Damselflys


-banded demoiselle
also

blue tailed damselfly

common blue damselfly

Dragonflies




-emperor dragonfly

plus about 10 very early brown hawkers around the reserve

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Great to hear from you ,The blackneck is a great record and Im sure they must be breeding down there somewhere.?The mallow is a Shaded broad bar..the latticed heaths are a beautiful species.

Nick Carter said...

I remember local moth-ers getting excited about Blacknecks some time ago so a great record, well done Dan!

brian leecy said...

You had a great day down there.Bri

dishfish said...

cheers guys!