Thursday, 14 July 2011

Widdrington Tip

I paid a visit to this interesting area this week and must thank Stewart Sexton for sending a map and directions which proved most useful. I hoped to see butterflies and wasn't disappointed; Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Common Blue and a great number of Small Skippers were on the wing. And, for the first time in, let me think ... it must be thirty years, I saw and photographed a Six-spot Burnet moth.

Six-spot Burnet (Zyganena filipendulae)

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

Common Blue (Polyomatus icarus)

I also came upon this Mallow growing in the track-side verge. I thought it was a Musk Mallow but it is not so hairy and the upper leaves were deeply cut so I take it to be a Cut-leaved Mallow (Malva alcea) ...


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Beyond My Garden said...

Mallows have just begun blooming here in the Ohio Valley. I've never seen a Six-spot burnet. It must not be real. I think you may have dressed one in wonderful tiny fabric.

Johnnykinson said...

Afar cry from Scotland Emma. Perhaps not as stunning but interesting none the less.

PCF said...

Glad to see you're still on the wing.

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