Time in the field has been reduced of late, and my mind is largely elsewhere, so here are a few snapshots of inverts that have come my way rather than having been hunted down.
|Privet Hawk-moth, Banstead. My second in the garden this summer.|
|Waved Black, Banstead. A smart moth, not annual here.|
|Scorched Wing, Banstead. I don't see too many of these moths, and hadn't noticed the purple staining on the underwing before.|
|Rose Chafer, Banstead Downs. I hadn't seen this large beetle until last month, now another comes along. Smart!|
|Stag Beetle, Banstead. This female was wandering along the pavement outside our house.|