Sighting

26-09-2018

12.45 - 14.00. SC seen was form/ab. caeruleopunctata (photo). 11 male/3 female Bs. Male Bs emerge earlier in spring - is the ratio seen on Wednesday related, I wonder? Fresh flowering hemp agrimony, regrowth in areas cut or strimmed earlier in the year, was a popular foodplant. Later on a ClY seen nectaring at SU068331 (photo), and probably a second approaching me in flight further along the woodland edge 10 minutes later.

Simon Crampin