Saturday, 16 June 2018

Day 5 - A lazy morning, scarlet tiger moths, orchids and tiny spiders

On Friday I opted for a lazy morning, then after lunch we returned to Powerstock  Common calling at the Kingcombe Centre to see the Scarlet Tiger Moths on the way.  I was very impressed by the spectacular tiger moths which responded to  a gentle nudge with a finger tip by displaying their spectacular under wings and body which give the their name. many of them were coupling, so easy to  move to a more convenient leaf.

Then we went on to Powerstock Common where I was delighted to see more orchids - Heath Spotted,  the white variant of the Common Spotted and a lovely specimen Bee Orchid and, on the beastie front, a Cucumber Spider, and another spider whose name I didn't discover.




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