Teign Valley specialities

A number of rare and uncommon beasties are now out and about in the Teign Valley below Castle Drogo. The other day when I was there I saw the following species.

Pearl bordered fritillary 1This is the nationally rare and declining pearl bordered fritillary – populations on Dartmoor are bucking the national trend and are increasing

Small heathThis is a small heath butterfly – a fairly common species

Wall butterflyThis is a Wall Butterfly – nationally uncommon and declining

Kugellans gbThis is the very rare ground beetle – Kugellan’s Ground Beetle – every year I try and monitor how this major rarity is doing in the Teign Valley. I have written about this species before – see here.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.