|Club tailed Dragonfly|
There was a complete lack of other Odonata, which ironically had been my banker..I was expecting to see a few damselflies, and just hoping I would get lucky with a Club tail. Also of interest was a couple of caterpillars, the larvae of Drinker Moth and Scarlet Tiger moth.
|Scarlet Tiger Moth Larvae|
|Drinker Moth Larvae|
There were also reasonable numbers of the diminutive Lesser Yellow Underwing moth.
|Lesser yellow Underwing|
From here I moved onto The Wyre and in search of a speciality that has been slow (like most things ) to show in any numbers this spring.Along the way there good numbers of Speckled Yellow Moth ( far to lively ) and Brimstones After a bit of walking I found a good spot and was lucky enough to observe a pair of copulating Pearl Bordered Fritillaries, showing nice and close.
|Pearl Bordered Fritillaries|
One the way home I swung by my patch, and I was clearly on a roll ! I was delighted to spot a moth that has eluded me til now, Mother Shipton.