Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Swales Moor - Ringby Lane - and Lee Mount

Had a wander up the lane to the top field this morning. It was very light drizzle but on the way up the lane I was surprised to disturb around a dozen Ringlet butterfly's all looking as if they were freshly emerged.

On the top was 1 Ringlet, 1 Meadow Brown and managed to find 5 of these below which I think must be Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Moths. Found quite a few there last year on a much brighter day.
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
 
Earlier in the day from the overnight trap was this very worn looking individual.
Bright-line Brown-eye
 
...and this one which I suspect is one of the Minors (c12 mm) ?