June on the Isle of Skye


1 June 2013 . . . . Outing to Pabay with the Highland Biological Recording Group.
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Asplenium adiantum-nigrum (Black Spleenwort)

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Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder Bee)

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Forficula auricularia (Common Earwig)

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Euthrix potatoria (Drinker moth)

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Corallina officinalis (Common Coral Weed)

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Silene dioica (Red Campion)

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Cardamine pratensis (Lady's Smock / Cuckoo Flower)

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Dolichovespula? (wasp)


2 June 2013 . . . . The biggest bee I've ever seen:
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Bombus magnus (Northern White-tailed Bumblebee)


3 June 2013 . . . . Back to Kinloch.
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Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip)

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Vicia sativa (Common Vetch)


4 June 2013 . . . . Glen Sligachan
Saw my first Odonata of the year today - a Large Red Damselfly and what was probably a Four-spotted Chaser. But the main object of the outing was to check up on one of our rarest plants - Lycopodiella inundata. I'm pleased to say it still survives on the shores of Lochan Dubha. Added a new beetle to my collection on the way.
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Ctenicera cuprea (Click Beetle)

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Lycopdiella inundata (Marsh Clubmoss)


5 June 2013
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Ecliptopera silaceata (Small Phoenix)

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Phegopteris connectilis (Beech Fern)


7 June 2013 . . . . The first Northern Marsh Orchids are beginning to appear, but I have yet to see an Early Marsh Orchid. I saw a Garden Tiger caterpillar in April last year, so was surprised to find one so late.
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Dactylorhiza purpurella (Northern Marsh Orchid)

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Arctia caja (Garden Tiger)

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Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort)

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Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright)


8 June 2013 . . . . Allt nan Leac

I managed to find a solitary Early Marsh Orchid today, and the Lapland Marsh Orchid is also showing itself:

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Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early Marsh Orchid)

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Dactylorhiza lapponica (Lapland Marsh Orchid)


9 June 2013 . . . . Broadford Community Woodland

Took part in a survey of the woodland today and this is just one of the many interesting things we saw:

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Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Chaser)


10 June 2013 . . . .
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Dactylorhiza maculata (Heath Spotted Orchid)

Lots of Heath Spotted Orchids out now, but not many as nicely marked as this.

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Rheumaptera hastata (Argent & Sable)

This is a day-flying moth and a new species for me.


14 June 2013 . . . . Just one moth in the trap this morning, plus a field observation from yesterday.
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Pheosia gnoma (Lesser Swallow Prominent)

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Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine)


15 June 2013 . . . . Didn't even have to leave the house for this one!
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Urocerus gigas (Greater Horntail Wasp)


16 June 2013 . . . . Four new species in the moth trap this morning.
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Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)

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Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)

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Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)

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Dyscia fagaria (Grey Scalloped Bar)


16 June 2013 . . . . Cill Chriosd
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Coenonympha pamphylus (Small Heath)

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Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone)


17 June 2013
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Rivellia syngenesiae

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Athous haemorrhoidalis (Click Beetle)