Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Mark Searle

June 23rd UPDATE The June lull continues with Meadow Brown emergence quite slow but now joined with a more rapid emergence of Ringlets. Most noticeable in our gardens are an influx of Red Admirals in recent days and a good hatch of Small Tortoiseshells is helping to fill the gap of almost zero whites. Marbled Whites are now in good numbers on many sites along with Dark Green Fritillary. Just a single Small Skipper seen so far. Silver studded Blue has started to emerge at its usual Lindrick site. Speckled Woods are at peak numbers now. Large Heath is also peaking on Thorne Moors with good numbers. Day flying moths have added Six Spot Burnet emerging this week. Next to arrive is likely Silver-washed Fritillary or one of the Hairstreaks within the next week. Almost all our spring species are now finished.