|I counted 12 Red Admirals . . .|
|7 Peacocks . . .|
|5 Small Tortoiseshells . . .|
|2 Commas . . .|
|2 Green-veined Whites, and a large White which flew off|
before I could photograph it.
So with all the butterflies around I thought I might find something later at Nelly's Moss Lake but there was not a dragon to be found. Wasn't a total waste though as I stumbled across this cracker in what is usually a good dragonfly spot.
|Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar - only the second one I've seen.|
What a size, this one must have been full-grown at about 80mm
and what a beauty !
|Believe it or not, the first one I saw was in my back garden, ambling|
across the patio. Never seen the actual moth yet though, wonder
how big they are ?
The poor weather of late may well have had an adverse effect on late-season dragonflies. Will try to get out local to check before the rain comes again.