East Lothian Sightings May 2017

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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Sun 28 May 2017 18:42

Tried Saltoun Big Wood for Green Hairstreak and Green Tiger Beetle..nil.
Did get a Red Admiral , a Large White, 2 Small Heath, min 1 GV White and several Orange Tips.
Mating Palmate Newts and Large Red Damsels saved the day !
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Tue 30 May 2017 16:16

Tried Linn Dean for Green Hairstreaks and NBA, found neither.
GV White , Orange Tip and Small Heath common.
c4 Small Coppers.
1 Red Admiral
1 Latticed Heath moth.
Best was a Narrow Bordered Bee Hawkmoth, my first ever.
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby IAC » Wed 31 May 2017 00:57

georgehogg wrote:Best was a Narrow Bordered Bee Hawkmoth, my first ever.


That, George lad..is quite simply the find of the season. Im gobsmacked. If I had found that I would be cartwheeling from now till Christmas. That has to be a first for the VC and the furthest east they have been seen to date. I remember a single sighting in Lanarkshire last year caused abit of a stir, but this trumps that. Has Mark Cubitt seen this.? Astounded. I think we need to get down Soutra way for a Borders record now.

Congrats George!! :D

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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Wed 31 May 2017 22:28

Think the trick is to chase after every queen or otherwise large carder bee and grab a pic or two.
Only in the pic can you see it isn't a bee at all !
Think the next job is to check out devils bit scabious in the area for eggs/larvae.
Having seen how much it resembles a bee , I suspect it is probably going under recorded
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby IAC » Wed 31 May 2017 22:41

Certainly makes you think George. I was in a spot yesterday where I know there are large areas of Devils Bit Scabious....there were Common Carders everywhere among the Bugle...what if...hahaha... Under recorded...you have that right I think, but its still an eyepopping find. :D
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby jpgn » Thu 01 Jun 2017 17:53

Wall, Painted Lady,Red Admiral, Large White, Green-veined White, Orange-tip and a male Common Blue at Torness/Skateraw during a morning (31st) trip to see the Yellow Wagtails

Jim & Ali
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Re: East Lothian Sightings May 2017

Postby georgehogg » Sat 03 Jun 2017 08:20

Hi Jim, Great to know you are getting down to Torness. Could you get me Large Skipper and Comma for this year's report please ! :D
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