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Durham ,Butterflies, Moths and Dragonflies. (1 Viewer)

Brown Argus are a regular at Cowpen Bewley. I've seen them by the dragonfly scrapes and the NE corner of the main lake.
Small Pearl

Small Pearl doing very well on Burnhill N.R. also Dark Green Fritillary emerging.


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Sorry Harry spelling mistake. Sm. Pearl and Dark Green Frit.at Burnhill off A68. a site you know.

Thanks Michael,

I thought that the Burnside N.R. was an odd place for them to turn up. it must be at least thirty miles from the nearest known SP-bFrit site. Many thanks.


Golden Ring

Thought you might like to see this Golden Ring clocked today at a private site near Castleside Co Durham. I spent all last summer looking for these and here it was right in front of me. Nice.


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Stargate Ponds

Today a single Painted Lady


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Went to Dormans pool and Cowpen Bewley then onto Wingate today highlights being 3 Grayling at Dormans,2 Four spot Chaser,2 Emperor, Emerald Damselfly and Comma at Cowpen and 12+ Marbled Whites (a first for me) and 4 Four Spot Chasers and a Broad Bodied Chaser at Wingate.


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A few more shots, also Ringlet,Meadow Brown and Small skipper etc everywhere we went.


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Wingate Quarry N.R.

Quite a few Butterflies out at Wingate Quarry today. Lots of Ringlet, Small Heath, Marbled White, a few Common Blue, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, and a couple Red Admiral & Speckled Wood.
Also quite a few 6 Spot Burnet Moths, one Silver-Y and a few small Heath Moths, possibly Latticed Heath?

Dragon/Damselflies on reserve, Broad Bodied Chaser, Four Spot Chaser, Emerald Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Blue Tailed Damselfly and one Common Darter.
Mystery Moth

Can anyone identify this moth I found near Roker Park on 2.7.11 while I was at work,It was about 5 and a bit inches long and clearly not British,I cannot find it anywhere on the Net,Thanks ..................Laurence :)


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Today Kibblesworth, Purple Hairstreak (id shot) Emperor Dragonfly.
Derwent Walk Winlaton Large Emerald moth.


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