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Monday, 25 June 2018

Too hot..

The temperatures are creeping up just as they did last June and no sign of any break in the next fortnight except for an outside chance of a shower at the weekend. Twenty-eight moths of eighteen species was again pretty poor but Toadflax Pug was NfG/T and Pammene fasciana was only the second.

A brief shop/library/pond outing of twenty minutes produced two Grey Herons disputing where to fish, a couple of fresh Commas and the odd Blue-tailed and Azure Damsels. A Southern Hawker was my first of the year and, a little further round, a Tree Bumblebee was intercepted on a leaf by Sicus ferrugineus  - I don't know whether this Conopid is an endoparasite on bees and if so how specific its Bombus targets are.

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