What a day of contrast, overcast with low cloud and a cool breeze in the morning breaking to a warm and sunny afternoon. A walk along the old railway line at Pilmoor (VC62) offered a few photographic opportunities and several hours thumbing through identification books trying to put names to some of the species. As with all the photos on this site, my attempts at identification are subject to correction!
Hoverflies were not particularly numerous, with those seen on a few flowering umbellifers and a small group of purple flowering mint sp.. The L. glaucia were the most numerous by far.
|Leucozona glaucia (females)|
One small moth seen was a Nettle-tap and the only butterflies were a Comma, Red Admiral and at least 15 Speckled Woods including several courting pairs.
|Speckled Wood - courting pair|