Wimpole Insects No.3

Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole

Every thing has gone a little quiet after the mass migration in of the Painted Lady Butterflies but new insects keep turning up. One micro moth already reported – Nemaphora Degeerella was showing in mass in the woods, dancing up and down in the sunlight in a very similar way to Mayflies. I spent some time watching them but with the dogs it was impossible to take a video – sorry !
A couple of new moths to add to this years list are Blood Veined, Silver Carpet, Yellow Shell. Plumed Moth, Vapourer

Blood Veined Blood Veined

Silver Carpet Silver Carpet

Yellow Shell Yellow Shell

Vapourer Vapourer

Plume Moth Plume Moth

Quite a few add ons to the Butterfly list, Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Marbled White. With the current very warm spell and a good strong southerly wind I would hope to see some clouded Yellows in the next day or so. these migrate up on the wind from North…

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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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