Every Dandelion flower scrutinised for inverts ..
Found a load of mullein in a gateway that I normally walk past oblivious - hopefully a few Mullein moths will be knocking about if the plants survive any ruthless mowing/destruction by the farmer ..
Shepherd's Purse - tell me if this is not right ..
Small Tortoiseshell - a better shot but a more worn individual
Pretty sure this is Sphaerophoria scripta ..
Aren't Starlings brilliant?
Here's the list from the Launde Park Wood trapping on Friday night - 99 of 14sp.
0663 Diurnea fagella 27
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 2
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 2
1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 5
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 7
1919 Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria) 1
1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 2
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 14
2185 Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti) 3
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 8
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 13
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 5
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 8
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 2
Whilst there I found a small black beetle with four orange/brown dots on the elytra - subsequently identified as Glischrochilus hortensis, a new one for me. The blighter just would not pose for a decent photo - this is the best I got (where the beetle is in focus but its antennae and legs aren't).