Two new species for 2016.
Just before the rather heavy rain set in earlier this week, Carl Cornish sighted four Meadow Brown at Langford Lowfields on 12th June. The first record reported to me this year. Since then singles have been seen at Netherfield (Jacqueline Dennison), Rushcliffe Country Park (Chris Overton) and on their Netherfield Lagoons transect (Sue Cowlishaw and Pam Gartside).
During the hot couple of hours early yesterday afternoon Graham Birkett was greeted by a single Ringlet whilst completing week 11 of his Beeston Sidings transect.
Other species observed this week include
No records over the last week. The only confirmed sighting, as reported last week, was on 09/06/2016.
Seen this week at Skylarks NWT (Blott’s Pit) by Chris Overton and Toni Lachetta at Sandy Banks NR.
Brian Johnson found one female, 17 eggs and 1 larva along the GCR Line near East Leake.
No records over the last week, last record seems to be on 06/06/2016 at Warsop Vale by Dave Morton.
No records over the last week, last record seems to be on 07/06/2016 along the GCR Line near East Leake from Brian Johnson.
Seen at Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery by both Peter Acton and Damian Taylor.
My thanks to the above plus Chloe Ryder, Howard Williams, Ian Dunn, Jane Howe and Paul Pearson.
2016 species status to date:
25. Ringlet [10/05/1999?-07/10/2015] 16/06/2016-
24. Meadow Brown [02/03/2004?-02/10/2011] 12/6/16-
23. Clouded Yellow [07/06/2000-02/11/2006] 9/06/16-
22. Small Skipper [20/05/2010-16/09/2003] 9/06/16-
21. Large Skipper [14/05/2001-16/09/2003] 6/06/16-
20. Wall Brown 30/05/2016
Finally, don’t forget there is an outing to Wilford Claypits next Tuesday. I am working 🙁