Yesterday was warm and intermittently sunny so I went off in search of an uncommon micro moth, Nemophora metallica. Fairly easy to find if present, as invariably found on their larval foodplant, Field Scabious. There is a whole bank of this plant in the park and it wasn't long before I recorded 2 of them present.
Other insects also there along with a Common tern over the lake. A good couple of hours and pleasant chat with a chap on the bridge at the northern end of the lake.
|N. metallica on Field scabious|
|The 2nd specimen, more worn than the first.|
|Syrphus ribesii, hoverfly, a female|
|7 spot ladybird|
|Rhagonycha fulva, one of the soldier beetles|
|Oedemera nobilis, Swollen thighed beetle, a male|
|Bombus lucorum, White tailed bumblebee|
|Wrong settings to record the only time it dived for fish.|