Monday, 30 August 2010

Seeing the Changes 329

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), Carling thistle (Carlina vulgaris) and Common centaury (Centaurium erythraea) were much in evidence in Oxwich. Stands of Hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum) were attracting lots of butterflies including a Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas). They also attracted day-flying moths including Yponomeuta cagnagella. Gatekeeper butterflies (Pyronia titihonus) were mating. Common green grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus), Dark bush cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) and a possible Stripe-winged grasshopper (Stenobrothrus lineatus) chirped and a male Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) lurked.

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