A Few More Brockadale Sightings

The recent weather hasn’t encouraged flowers to open but the common spotted orchids looked about to put on a show and we found one or two in flower. There was also a flower remaining on an early purple orchid.

Common Spotted & Early Purple Orchids

Common Spotted & Early Purple Orchids

A few insects were around. Someone located a sycamore moth on the suitably coloured background of silver birch bark and John spotted the caterpillar of a six-spot burnet moth.

Sycamore Moth (Acronicta aceris)

Sycamore Moth (Acronicta aceris)

Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)

Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)

Also seen was this cardinal beetle.

Red-Headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)

Red-Headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)

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