14 Sep 18


This evening a very late Swift heading east over Bumpers Lane. Also a few moths including my first Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla) on Portland and a Pimpla spuria Ichneumon Wasp found in the back garden.

Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla

Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla

A very worn pug, possibly a Grey Pug, Eupithecia subfuscata

Not sure what this is. One to ID later

A very striking looking Ichneumon Wasp going by the name of Pimpla spuria

Mermaid Track, Rufus Castle, St Andrews Church and Pennsylvania Castle Wood

Another late afternoon walk in the Autumn sunshine. Not too much around with just 3 Chiffchaffs calling and a single Sand Martin making its way south. Overhead a Common Buzzard was calling and in a few areas along the walk you could just make out the sub-songs of at least 4 Robins.

At the top of Penns Wood a Harlequin Ladybird larvae but no sign of any adults.

Here are a few images from this afternoon, including a few plants again for my Portland Flora List Here.

One of a dozen or more Common Wasps on the Ivy along Penns Weare

In the usual spot a Harlequin Ladybird larvae, no adults seen today.

A Sycamore to add to the plant list.........

Sycamore leaf.


Hawthorn berries