Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Dingy tick

I'll be the first to admit that my butterfly identification isn't what it should be. Last Saturday I had a wander round the lakes and photographed a butterfly or dayflying moth that I couldn't immediately identify. On returning home I was able to identify it as a Dingy Skipper (albeit a faded one) which I was quite happy with, being first one I had (knowingly) seen. What I didn't know was that it may be the first record for the reserve, possibly the first local record since 1999.

Another good local record was a female Broad-bodied Chaser the previous evening, one we didn't expect to get.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! And now that Dr Musgrove is back to steer the listing ship, I'm sure we'll soon be in a position to unveil the latest TEAL total...