Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Nemophora metallica




This is Nemophora metallica, a local species found on chalk downland, that is partial to a spot of loafing on scabious - here they are 'hanging out' on Field Scabious. Most of yesterday morning was spent photographing invertebrates on flower-heads, followed by an afternoon scratching my head as I tried to identify them. Was it a success? For me, yes, as I was able to add seven species to my pan-species list. We just won't mention the many photographs from the session that currently reside in the 'mystery' folder on the computer desktop...

3 comments:

martinf said...

Metal longhorn moths! They seem to be on every patch of field scabious I look at this year. Obviously having a good year.

Steve Gale said...

It was new for me. I obviously haven’t been looking hard enough Martin!

martinf said...

It was new for me last year. Either I've got my eye in this year or they've suddenly expanded in numbers