Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cooper's Hill

A few sightings from a blowy day on Cooper's Hill:

The gorgeously-coloured female Andrena fulva. You may find these nesting in holes in soil or lawn in your garden.

Female spider-hunting wasp Anoplius viaticus which overwinters as an adult, hence is one of the earliest solitary wasps to be seen each year:

The spectacular Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris), always on the lookout for a snack.

An early species of micro moth Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (assuming I have the ID right) which develops on oak, here hanging tightly to heather in the wind.

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