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Archive images - September 2018


Speckled bush-cricket
A Speckled Bush-cricket that had probably been attracted to a lighted window overnight, although she must have walked there as she has no wings. The curved ovipositor identifies her as a female. Alwins Field, 30 September 2018.





Small tortoiseshell butterfly
A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly making the most of the Autumn sunshine in our Alwins Field garden, 26 September 2018.





Carrion crow
One of a pair of Carrion Crows at Tiddenfoot WP, 24 September 2018.





Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus
A Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) at Tiddenfoot WP on 24 September 2018 - perhaps about to go into hibernation.





Field Digger Wasp - Mellinus arvensis
A Field Digger Wasp (Mellinus arvensis) on a sandy bank where there were a few holes: Tiddenfoot WP, 24 September 2018.





Knapweed
Knapweed in flower at Tiddenfoot WP, 24 September 2018.





Migrant hawkers mating
A pair of Migrant Hawker dragonflies mating at Tiddenfoot WP on
24 September 2018.





Willow emerald damselfly
The first year that this species has been seen in the area, this is a male Willow Emerald Damselfly (Chalcolestes viridis) at Sandhouse Lane NR on 16 September 2018. These damselflies have been spreading from the East over the past few years.





Caddis fly egg mass
The egg mass created by absorption of water to make a jelly from a number of Caddis fly eggs laid on a reed, Sandhouse Lane NR,
12 September 2018.





Hoverfly
A small hoverfly (genus Sphaerophoria) at Sandhouse Lane NR,
  12 September 2018.





Water mint
A flower of Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) at Sandhouse Lane NR,
12 September 2018.





Common toad - toadlet
A toadlet (baby Common Toad) at Sandhouse Lane NR,
12 September 2018.





Common frog
Common Frog out at night in our garden, Alwins Field,
9 September 2018.





Rhodedendron Leafhopper
A Rhodedendron Leafhopper at Rushmere CP on 4 September 2018.
(It's actually quite small - about 10mm - and was introduced with its host plants from the USA in the early 1900s.)





Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife flowering near the education pond at Stockgrove,
4 September 2018.





Pompom Mallard
An unusual Mallard drake with a pompom hair-do on Stockgrove Lake 4 September 2018. The pompom has been bred into a particular domesticated variety of Mallard and it is properly called a crest.





Rudd
A small Rudd in Stockgrove Lake, 4 September 2018.





Small Copper butterfly
A Small Copper butterfly at Sandhouse Lane NR, 1 September 2018.





Ruddy darter dragonfly
A Ruddy Darter dragonfly at Sandhouse Lane NR, 1 September 2018.





Common Darter dragonfly
A Common Darter dragonfly hanging around our garden pond, Alwins Field, 1 September 2018.





Rhopalid Bug - Corizus hyoscyami
A Rhopalid bug (Corizus hyoscyami) in our garden flowers, Alwins Field, on 1 September 2018.

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