Saturday, 16 April 2011


One to MV light at Chicksands Wood 15/4/2011, although rather worn, and exactly the same place where Andy and I had one in March. Photo: Melissa Banthorpe

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mystery Beetle?- Solved

Hi all, my son found this on my rear patio in Upper Caldecote on 12th April. Having looked through my insect books I still have no idea what it is. Approx. 12mm long. Does anyone know what it is, as I'm sure I've never seen one before.

It looks like this is a Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil Platyrhinus resinosus. Identified by Andy Whitney.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Speckled Wood

One of two Speckled Wood butterflies near the MVCP Pillinge. Photo my Martin Green.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

An Emperor gets his wings

Andy checked the Emperor pupae on his way out to work this morning and this male had emerged from the pupa and was looking for somewhere to perch whilst inflating his wings. I took some photos as it happened and three are below.