Sunday, 28 June 2015

Local insects...

Thanks to Dave Helliar for sending in some nice pics of insects seen locally in the Chard area over the last week including butterflies, dragonflies & damselflies:

Common Blue: D. Helliar
Pyrausta (aurata or purpuralis): D. Helliar
Marbled White: D. Helliar
Ringlet: D. Helliar
Small Skipper: D. Helliar
Small Tortoiseshell: D. Helliar
Comma: D. Helliar
Black-tailed Skimmer, male: D. Helliar
Black-tailed Skimmer, female: D. Helliar
Blue-tailed Damselfly: D. Helliar
Golden-ringed Dragonfly: D. Helliar
Pisaura mirabilis: D. Helliar
Meanwhile I found another Grass Snake at the weekend just outside Whitestaunton. This one had clearly suffered an injury to the neck but was none the worse for it, being quite active and hissing noisily the whole time. 

Grass Snake Natrix natrix: R. Harris

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