The Large Blue makes July!

Evening all,

The Large Blues make it into July! Today I had a rather successful 22 sightings including more egg laying and more mating. More emergent Large Blues were brought out by this phenomenal heat wave so we can expect sightings to continue over the next few days at least! These sightings took place even though it has been over cast all day with some intervals of rain so don’t let the clouds put you off! There is still a chance for the Large Blue to greet you in 2015.

Large Blue

Large Blue

This Large Blue was caught in the act minutes before!

This Large Blue was caught in the act minutes before!

I was also treated to a Comma today from the second brood, obviously enjoying the heat wave! They were once rare in the UK but now they are on the rise again!

Comma

Comma

Comma

Comma

A Ringlet absorbing the heat this morning on the brambles!

Ringlet

Ringlet

The Small Heaths continue to flit close to the ground!

Small Heath

Small Heath

Small Heath

Small Heath

There is still a chance to enjoy the Pyramidal orchid and the wonderful view of Somerset!

Pyramidal Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid

I also came across this Common Red Solider Beetle enjoying its acrobats on this grass stem!

Common Red Solider Beetle

Common Red Solider Beetle

This Cinnabar moth caterpillar continues to munch on the Ragwort, it’s really gone to town on this particular plant!

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar

Hope to see you all in the next few days! If I do get the pleasure of meeting you in the coming days make sure you come armed with plenty of water and sun cream!

 

Rosie

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