of Holly Blues, 1 Speckled Wood and several Small. An elderly couple of White-letter Hairstreaks. 3 Six-spot Burnet at Trent Park and 1 Silver Y at Vicarage Farm, Enfield near Merryhills Brook (TQ 29 97) Robert Callf 11 Jul St Albans - First two Small Tortoiseshells have gone into hibernation in my shed. Later on I found a Buff Arches on shed wall Chris Hilling 17 Jul Jersey Tiger at Courtyard Art Centre, Port Vale, Hertford, this afternoon Chris Benton 17 Jul A more leisurely walk so numbers seen back up again but Peacocks suddenly missing. With Paul we completed the Hairstreak walk (3 actual species and a fantasy Brown) and he then departed whilst I went back to my normal walk. Also seen were Green-veined White, Small White and a very brief visit by a Comma Liz Goodyear 1 May Hounslow: A Holly Blue in my garden this morning got the month off to an early start, with the following seen in a mix of cloud. 1 Silver Y at Dalrymple Close, N14 Robert Callf 30 May 1 x White Ermine moth seen on the steps at Bushey station this morning David Gower 28 May I spent just over an hour at Aldbury Nowers.
Diurnal moths: 1 Burnet Companion ; 2 Adela rufimitrella on Hedge Garlic flowers; 1 Common Carpet ; and several Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) on buttercup flowers David Hunt 24 May More butterflies seen off transect than on it, at Roxbourne Rough, Eastcore and saw. Another hot sunny morning, numbers still holding up quite well. One in the Holly hedge. At around 11:50 we saw a flash of black and white near the wooden stiles - a Purple Emperor! 1 Udea olivalis at asda Southgate at 01:50 am, also here 1 Common Emerald and 1 Snout Robert Callf 18 Jun Hounslow: Hounslow Heath: Comma : 2 Small Heath : 1 Speckled Wood : 2 Meadow Brown : 1 Heath/Heather/Railway: Speckled Wood : 3 White-letter. First time I've managed to photo one in UK so a great experience although someone from Canterbury had some lovely shots of the male! My south Harpenden garden: 1 Small White David Hunt 11 Jun 1 Small Tortoiseshell - fresh (new generation) nectaring on bramble blossom at Dalrymple Close, N14 at 11:20 hrs - was a nice start to the day! A single Small Heath in a spot where I haven't seen one recently looked very fresh. We also spent time brushing up distinguishing between the different species of browns and whites. Combined with my observations visit to Hexton two days ago I don't think 2018 is a classic year for this species Andrew Wood 16 Jul I have had three visits so far from White-letter Hairstreak this summer in my Ware garden - the last two. 2 Orange-tip male - Walsworth Common, Hitchin TL1930 David Inward 9 May Waterford Heath (north 7 Grizzled Skipper (1 by railway, 2 at far north of site and 4 on the slope near the picnic bench 1 Small Copper, 1 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue,. Also seen were three dragonfly species (male Emperor and Ruddy Darter and female Banded Demoiselle) and my first ever local Summer Chafer beetle Martin Johnson 2 Jul Visited Symondshyde Great Wood.