Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Tugley Wood

Somehow I've managed to get out and about and see a fair bit over the last couple of weeks, aside from picking up a fair few moths in the garden and seeing plenty of bits out and about in my square.

First up here a few bits from back on 29th June. I joined like minded naturalists down in Surrey at Tugley Wood within Chiddingfold Forest and quite simply we had a brilliant day. Good company, learning lots and I saw a load of new and interesting bits. The plan was to stay over for some overnight mothing and then go to Thursley Common on the Sunday, but news from home that Nichola was being admitted to the Leics. Royal Infirmary brough that to an end and I came straight home (all okay at the moment, problem with seriously high blood pressure under investigation). Some of the highlights on the Saturday included:

Pachytodes cerambyciformis

Rhagium bifasciatum

Stenurella melanura

Alosterna tabacicolor

Clytra quadripunctata

Evacanthus acuminatus

Poecilobothrus nobilitatus

Metatropis rufescens

Wood White

Strophedra nitidana

I'll cover some recent exciting stuff from VC55 in another post.