An hour and a half spent below Fort Southwick, Portsdown Hill, this afternoon walking the old transect in Campartments 1 and 2 produced: large skipper (4), small blue (5), holly blue (2), meadow brown (18), marbled white (13), brimstone (5), speckled wood (2), and singles of comma and brown argus. Silver y, treble bar sp. and a single white ermine moth were also noted.
As is usual with these scrubby grassland compartments chiffchaff, whitethroat and the occasional blackcap were the dominant soundscape. Pyramidal orchid are starting to show in high numbers.
|brown argus (Aricia agestis)|
|small blue (Cupido minimus)|
|large skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)|
|white ermine moth (Spilosoma lubricipeda)|