September on the Isle of Skye


4 September 2013 . . . . A lot of rain the last few days, but still plenty of moths around:
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Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)

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Heath Rustic (Xestia agathina)


6 September 2013 . . . . The final outing of the season for the Skye Botany Group and we were blessed with good weather for our exploration of the Heaste-Boreraig area. As well as recording lots of plants, we encountered several interesting beasties:
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Araneus quadratus

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Spiked Shieldbug (Picromerus bidens)

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Broom Moth larva (Melanchra pisi)

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Bright-Line Brown-Eye larva (Lacanobia oleracea)


10 September 2013 . . . . Another new species in the moth trap:
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Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa)


11 September 2013 . . . . Watched a moth fluttering around outside our French windows for a while and then it settled. The other picture is from the same location.
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Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)

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Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)


23 September 2013 . . . . A mild spell yielded a new species not seen in the Broadford area before.
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Brindled Ochre (Dasipolia templi)


25 September 2013 . . . . An SWT outing to Tokavaig yielded many fungi, Slime Moulds, Harvestmen, Grasshoppers, Shieldbugs and Moth larvae.
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Birch Shieldbug, late instar nymph (Elasmostethus interstinctus)

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Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus)

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Spiked Shieldbug (Picromerus bidens)

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Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)


27 September 2013 . . . . Camas nan Sgianadin
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Buff-tip larva (Phalera bucephala)

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Heather Fly (Bibio pomonae)

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Garden Bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)


30 September 2013 . . . . Fine weather continues with lots of Peacocks around and dragonflies also still active.
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Peacock (Inachis io)

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Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)