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Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018 18:35
by briart
Arthurs seat ..one Small copper..sigh. However a lot of damselflies..blue and spotted my first solitary marsh orchid.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun 2018 16:35
by briart
What a difference a day makes..Arthurs seat lots of butterfly activity especially small coppers and small heaths and my first Northern Brown Argus of this year..what a joy they are..2.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2018 21:30
by leodiensian
1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary this afternoon by Red Moss, near Balerno.
It was nectaring on Self-heal at the roadside just north of the entrance to the carpark. Approx NT166641.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun 2018 00:16
by ricowells
A walk through Holyrood park today. Glorious sunshine did not spot any northern brown argus but at least a dozen small heaths and minimum 10 small coppers plus several stunning cinnabar moths and the odd beastie such as scorpion flies.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2018 16:28
by Matthew
A good wander round Holyrood Park today. Butterflies few and far between despite nice weather. About 7 small copper, 3 small heath and a speckled wood. Where do the northern brown argus hang out?

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2018 13:10
by Gen2
ricowells wrote: . . . and the odd beastie such as scorpion flies.

In fact, I think you will find that your image is of a Snipe Fly. Scorpion flies have totally different mouthparts and different markings along the side of their abdomen.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2018 22:44
by ricowells
Thanks Gen2, any ID help or corrections welcomed! I am no expert

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun 2018 23:50
by leodiensian
A Ringlet in Holyrood Park today. Also 1 Common Blue and ~8 Small Heath.

No sign of any NBA though.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun 2018 21:06
by briart
Perfect conditions in Edinburgh today..summer is here! Did my usual rounds of Arthurs Seat.
3 male Common Blue my first for this year also a first were Ringlets and Meadow Browns hard to say how many 5 to 10 each. 2 small copper and 2 small heath...the orchids starting to mature nicely too. A good morning and more to come.

Re: Edinburgh Sightings June 2018

PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2018 21:35
by briart
Arthurs seat the usual suspects except my first Painted Lady of the year also of note, a pair of speckled woods on woodland path running down from queens drive to meadowbank..first time iv ever seen speckled woods in Edinburgh central. No picture tho but they are there.