Monitoring Project Sightings

Henry Stanier

Species: Butterflies & dragonflies
Location: Corney's Farm

601 Butterflies of 10 species / 39 dragonfly of 7 species

It was a fairly breezy day but the tall vegetation sheltered much of the survey route. The most numerous species by far was the meadow brown with 305 recorded. Of the dragonflies the brown hawker was the most abundant and one was seen catching a butterfly on the wing.

Three moths were seen on the survey including, dusky sallow and silver Y along with many micro moths.

The full list is as follows;

3

Black tailed skimmer

2

Blue-tailed damselfly

22

Brown hawker

9

Common blue damselfly

1

Dusky sallow

78

Essex skipper

5

Gatekeeper

1

Large red damselfly

11

Large skipper

305

Meadow brown

70

Peacock

5

Red Admiral

5

Ringlet

1

Ruddy darter

1

Scarce chaser

2

Silver Y

58

Small skipper

40

Small tortoiseshell

24

Small white

 

Helen Bailey (Great Fen Reserves Officer)