Sunday, 31 July 2011

More Lepidoptera

Six-spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena filipendulae) on Scabious. Walking along the disused railway track in Lower Largo, saw a number of these moths. Knapweed and scabious seemed to be the flowers that were attracting them.

 Treble-bar Moth (Aplocera plagiata) This pretty silver grey moth was in the hedge in the garden.

 A ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) butterfly, a little bit tatty, at the edge of the disused railway track .

Not a very good picture but I think this is a dark green fritillary (Argynnus aglagia) taken in Dumbarnie Links.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Small Tortoiseshell on Ragwort

Small tortoiseshell butterflies were flitting about on the ragwort at the Massney Braes in Lundin Links.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Across the Forth

The cruise liner Crystal Serenity off the East Lothian Coast. The Cockenzie Power Station can also be seen.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar on Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea) at the edge of the disused railway track in Lower Largo. The bright colours of both the caterpillar and the moth are a warning to deter predators.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Big Butterfly Count

Meadow Brown Butterfly.
Spent 15 minutes at the Massney Braes in Lundin Links. Most common butterfies were the Meadow Browns, but there were also Small Whites and also saw one Common Blue.
Meadow Brown Butterfly

Common Blue Butterfly on Nettle.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

A Soldier Beetle

A tiny (10mm) soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) on a thistle head at the beginning of the Serpentine Walk in Lower Largo.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

A True Bug

An interesting bug on a scabious flowerin the garden. I believe that it is Globiceps cruciatus - a capsid bug of the order hemiptera.