June highlights

Most of the species I saw this time last year are still in evidence, including nymphs of bush crickets (speckled and oak):
Speckled Bush Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)
Oak Bush Cricket ( Meconema thalassinum) nymph
and shield bugs:
Palomena prasina nymph
Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) nymphs

The usual moths have appeared; here’s one (the Common Footman) I hadn’t seen before:
Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)

In West Hagbourne I spotted a Marbled White butterfly from a distance,
Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)

and back home a new weevil put in an appearance:
Green weevil (Pachyrhinus lethierrei)

Good news on hedgehogs, too:
Late-night visitor

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One Response to “June highlights”

  1. Really lovely photos! =)
    This is the first year we’ve had hedgehogs in our garden during the 20 years we’ve lived here. My husband and our children have seen them but I haven’t so I’m still waiting for a chance to get a photo of them.

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