Some of the new entries are the result of me working in Leatherhead where I explored a new riverside habitat but many were much closer to home. Two species that I saw in both Leatherhead and Uckfield were the Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) and Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens).
|Female Beautiful Demoiselle - near Lime Tree Avenue - May|
|Male Banded Demoiselles - Leatherhead - June|
|Annual Mercury - Bellbrook Industrial Estate - January|
|Girdled Mining Bee - Holy Cross Churchyard - April 2017|
|Cockspur (Echinochloa crus-galli) - Holy Cross Churchyard - August 2017|
|Cantharis livida - No-mow zone - June|
|Rhopalus subrufus - Flower bed - June|
|Selimus vittatus with her egg case - Oak tree - June|
|Devil's Coach Horse (Ocypus olens) - Hempstead Meadows LNR - August|
|Notostira elongata - Hempstead Meadows LNR - August|
|Blushing Bracket (Daedaleopsis confragosa) - West Park LNR - November|
|Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa) - West Park LNR - November|
It's not all about surveys and special expeditions. I saw the Beautiful Demoiselle on the way to the town. Mum showed me this dear little 10-spot ladybird (Adalia decempunctata) that she found while gardening.
|10-spot ladybird - Found in our own garden.|
|Large Garden Bumblebee - my gardening is constantly interrupted by bees!|