Unfortunately , we didn't have any more sightings of the Jersey Tiger moth , so things have gone back to normal after the excitement . I visited Salt Box Hill yesterday afternoon , but didn't have time to post the findings , so have combined it with my full Butterfly Transect at High Elms today . 19 species were recorded over the two sites , most of them duplicated , so I am showing the Salt Box Hill figures in brackets .
Large White - male pictured 5 (5) , Small White 8 (9) , Common Blue 197 (81) , Holly Blue 2 (0)
female pictured with extensive dark markings on wing edges , Gatekeeper 49 (24) , Peacock 3 (9) , Meadow Brown 197 (24) including this mating pair , Silver Washed Fritillary 12+ including five egg laying females and two courting couples (1) , Brown Argus 43 (25) , Small Heath 10 (2) ,
Small Copper 7 including this tiny specimen (0) , Brimstone 8 (9) , Speckled Wood 6 (2) ,
Green-veined White 3 (5) , Red Admiral 3 (0) , Comma 3 pictured above (3) , Ringlet 3 pictured(1) so come on Warren , they are still about even if they are past their best , White-lettered Hairstreak 4 (0) , Marbled White 0 (3) pictured below .
Apart from butterflies , I must have seen 40/50 Silver Y moths , migrants from the near Continent , but no sign of the Hummingbird Hawk moth that I found last visit .
Only other interest was a Fox that was too quick for the camera yesterday , and a Hornet that just would not pose today .
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