Friday, August 3, 2012

Dark Green Fritillery

During the Butterfly Conservation Walk at Tennyson Down on Friday we saw three Dark Green Fritillery butterflies.....

...including this impressive individual nectaring on Spear Thistle. We saw 18 species of butterfly in all.

This Dew Moth - quite an inert individual - was a new species for me.

Other moths seen over the last few days include:

Scarce Silver Lines.

Evergestis limbata - which was recorded for the first time in the UK in the early 1990s here on the Isle of Wight.

Buff Arches - another impressive one!

Garden Tiger....making a pretty strong fashion statement!

....and a Yellow-tail at the kitchen window late one night!


  1. What a wide variety you have on the Isle, very impressive.

  2. ....and I'm just about to put two more up! I'd like to get a bit more mammal footage though! Hope you're well,