Friday, 17 August 2012

Barking Riverside

Fooled Coco this morning, we walked around Ripple Nature Reserve, a small reserve, afterwards Coco settled on the backseat of the car. I drove just around the corner to Barking Riverside park, got out the car and Coco looked at me as if to say ‘What we have had our walk!’. She soon jumped out and we had a walk along the River Thames. Spotted this Hoverfly Eristalis intricarius. This large hoverfly is unlike the other UK Eristalis species in being a furry bumble bee mimic. The colours are variable but it often has a white tail.

Spotted these cinnabar moth caterpillars feeding on ragwort

and this worn looking six-spot burnet moth