At last some hot, sunny, dry and calm weather. Ranmore was my place of choice, with the slopes at Denbigh's and White Downs being checked. There was a lot more insect activity than of late, but butterfly numbers were still poor, although these did include 4 Adonis Blues.
I was pleased to finally catch up with Woundwort Shieldbug, found on Hedge Woundwort. A smart little fella.
|Lace Border - restricted to the North Downs in Surrey and Kent, plus outlying colonies in Gloucestershire and Norfolk|
|Burnet Companion - foodplants are clovers, trefoils and vetches|
|Mother Shipton - named after the outline of the old crone's face|
|Five-spot Burnet. Why isn't it Narrow? Don't ask me, but earlier flight time and habitat would point to this species.|
|Woundwort Shieldbug on a Hedge Woundwort leaf|