Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Kibblesworth & Chester-le-Street

First, a walk around what some people are now calling Bowes Valley Nature Reserve (to me it is still Kibblesworth Brick Works) for dragonfly. At least four Emperor Dragonfly, a couple of Broad-bodied Chaser and quiet a few Four-spotted Chaser were seen along with numerous Damselflies. Next, it was Chester-le Street roundabout for White Letter Hairstreak unfortunately I did not see any. However at least four male and two female Banded Demoiselle were posing for photographs, as were the Burnet Moths.

Emperor Dragonfly

Broad-bodied Chaser

Small Tortoiseshell my first of the year

Male Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle

Mating Burnet Moth (I have not rotated this picture this is how it was)

Burnet Moth

Large Skipper & Hoverfly

Shaded Broad-bar Moth


Small Skipper (at work) my first of the year

Comma (also at work) again my first of the year

Mottled Pug? (in the garden)

A Geometridae Moth I think (also in the garden)

1 comment:

  1. Kibblesworth can be confusing. It's one of those sites known by one name to locals and we who have been going for years, but if any newbie wants information on it they can only find it by looking up its official name of Bowes Valley NR. Nowadays I find myself using both names depending on who I'm talking to.