Saturday, 8 June 2013

Seeing the Changes 583

In Bynea, Bramble (Rubus fructicosus) was in flower and a Soldier and Sailor beetle (Cantharis rustica) explored. In Loughor, Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) larvae munched nettles.


Caroline Gill said...

Thank you, Paul, for your ID of the Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars in their tent-like webbing. We saw some at Carlton Marshes near Lowestoft. I saw a Brown-tailed Moth caterpillar (here) today on Mersea Island ... just the one.

Paul Brain said...

Nice to see they are thriving all over the UK. The species has suffered in recent years (sad for what the Scots refer to as 'the Devil's butterfly' -I think because it hibernates in rooms with fires).

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