Wimbledon Common

A warm, though cloudy day, +18° C. Been to Wimbledon Common, or Putney Heath to be more exact.
Saw a Sargus bipunctatus soldier fly, but couldn’t take a photo. Also saw some yellow-and-black slow-flying fly, which escaped without a more precise ID.

Udea ferrugalis crambid moth, saw quite a few of those:


Birch catkin bugs (Kleidocerys resedae) are everywhere:


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Oxshott Heath

A warm, sunny day, +22° C. Went to Oxshott, took a walk through Oxshott Heath, Elmbridge and Esher Commons. Surprisingly few insects!

Green Tiger beetles (Cicindela campestris) are numerous. Took a portrait shot:


Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata):


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Hutchinson’s Bank

A warm, partially cloudy day, +20° C. Been to Hutchinson’s Bank in New Addington.

There is an introduced population of Glanville Fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) at the site, maintained by local enthusiasts, which was my primary goal.
Mission accomplished:


Small Blues (Cupido minimus) are frequent:


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