The wild teasel (Dispacus fullonum) is fascinating, as the first flowers open as
a belt around the middle and then open sequentially towards top and bottom. There
are two little bugs in the top of this one, see close-up image below.
Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera) on a Verbena bonariensis in the garden.
This Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) was attracted by the Pandorea
jasminoides in the greenhouse - they are really tricky to photograph as they flit
about - click here to see a very short video of one in the garden.
Left, is a Map butterfly (Araschnia levana) photographed on 25th September 2018 in
our grass meadow behind the house.
This is the first record of this species in the west of Jersey. It has previously
only been seen in the east of the Island since being first recorded here a few years
ago. This individual is from a second (summer) brood, radically different in appearance
from the first (spring) brood.