Friday, 31 July 2020

Otmoor and Aston Rowant 31st July

Brown Hairstreak on Wild Angelica - Otmoor

Silver spotted Skipper on Horseshoe Vetch - Aston Rowant NNR

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Leafield 21st July


                                                                            Leopard Moth

Sunday, 19 July 2020

National Mega & County First!

This unassuming micro moth turns out to a national mega rarity and a county first! Called Zelleria oleastrella,  it came to my Actinic light trap two nights running in my Oxford garden. Whilst they can migrate, they are  more usually imported with Olive Trees as the larvae mine the leaves.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Thame Valley around Stadhampton - 11th July

Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper

(Confirmation of IDs is welcome)

Brown Hawker


Monday, 29 June 2020

Blustery and showery but nevertheless enjoyable few hours at Warburg Reserve - Sunday 28th June 2020

Believe to be an Essex Skipper on Pyramidal Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid

Marbled White on Pyramidal Orchid

White Pyramidal Orchid.

Friday, 26 June 2020