21st Sep - around the plot, bluebell wood and in the moth-trap:
988 - Median Wasp Dolichovespula media only recently ID’d from some photos taken on 13th Aug
989 - Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus on a bramble leaf in the upper meadow
990 - Meadow Puffball Lycoperdon pratense several in the upper meadow
991 - The Blusher Amanita rubescens several in the little bluebell wood (silver birch)
992 - Blackish-purple Russula Russula atropurpurea under sweet chestnut near the Castle grounds
993 - Field digger-wasp Mellinus arvensis feeding on a Greenbottle on bramble plus this one (below)
994 - Chilo phragmitella (micro-moth) - below
995 - Pale Pinion Lithophane hepatica (below)
996 - Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata ditto - a well-faded specimen ….
997 - Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra came to the moth-trap in the early hours of this morning
998 - Sallow Xanthia icteritia ditto
999 - Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata ditto
23rd Sep - around the plot: That eureka moment ?
1000 - Spiny-handed Dung Fly Norellisoma spinimanum …… or is it?
1001 - Four-spotted Orb Weaver Araneus quadratus in vegetation in the lower meadow
1002 - Rhomboid Tortrix Acleris rhombana (micro-moth - below) ….. in the moth-trap
1003 - Orange Sallow Xanthia citrago …. ditto
1004 - Cranefly Tipula paludosa mating pair by the moth-trap
24th Sep - around the plot and square:
1005 - The Charcoal Burner Russula cyanoxantha along the bridleway south of the Castle
1006 - Crab Spider Xysticus cristatus Photo’d way back on 20/4 but only just ruled out Xysticus ulmi (largely absent from SE)
1007 - Cranefly Tipula oleracea frequently inside the workshop
1008 - Common Backswimmer/Water Boatman Notonecta glauca netted out of the little ditch nearby
1009 - Backswimmer/Water Boatman Notonecta baculata …. ditto (below)
1010 - Common Duckweed Lemna minor ….. ditto (and also in the pot above)
25th Sep - around the plot and in the moth trap:
1011 - Hoverfly Rhingia rostrata on the Devil’s Bit patch in the lower meadow
1012 - Spider (jumping) Sitticus pubescens on vegetation in the wild flower meadow pots
1013 - Tortoise Shieldbug Eurygaster testudinaria (below) on Devil’s Bit Scabious in the front meadow
1014 - Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae (moth-trap) below
1015 - Wood Gnat Sylvicola punctatus on top of the moth trap
28th Sep - around the square:
1016 - Slippery Jack Suillus luteus (below)
29th Sep - at the plot:
1017 - Sawfly Sirex noctilio …. I think .... but not too sure if this is a wood-wasp or a sawfly?
1018 - Turnip Sawfly Athalia rosae on grasses in the meadow pots on the plant bench (below)
30th Sep - in the moth trap .... and yet more moths yesterday:
1019 - Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa
1020 - Brick Agrochola circellaris
1021 - Barred Sallow Xanthia aurago
1022 - Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis
1023 - L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album (below)
1024 - Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia also in the moth trap Sunday night
Last but not least - a Common Pip (deceased) finally photo'd after (apparently) hitting the van windscreen just as I drove up to the plot the other week. And only last night I spent an hour watching a pair of Long-eared Bats hoovering up moths on the barn's windbreak netting - managed to (very badly) photo one ghosting up to a Large Yellow Underwing .... but on the wrong side of the netting!
So coasting along on 1024 species after nine months of 1KSQ action ....