54.008 BF0169 – Six-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaena filipendulae

54.008 BF0169 - Six-spot Burnet - Zygaenidae - Zygaena filipendulae

Six-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaeninae – Zygaena filipendulae STATUS – A fairly common and attractive species found in Derbyshire Dales and suitable rough grassland of the southern low-land  areas of the county. A typical day flying moth of the summer months often many feeding on knap-weeds & thistles.   ID POINTERS – The moth […]

Jul 212012
Warm Weather at Last - 21st July 2012

At last, some warm sunshine has arrived after almost continuous dull grey and wet  weather for what must have been 8 weeks or more.     Most reservoirs in my county of Derbyshire are now classed as 99.5% full. To-day I joined Barrie, Anita & Elliott on a Butterfly walk around Foremark Reservoir. The walk […]

Mar 272011
Dances with Grebes - Sunday, 27 March 2011

Local birding in South Derbyshire. A very dull grey spring morning was brightened up by the courtship dances of the Great Crested Grebe. This pair were really putting on a show at Foremark Reservoir. A pity they were just a little distant for my camera lens. No luck with Lesser Pecker this morning but did […]

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