But first some nice flies. The second of the county's three Rhinophoridae species, and the only other one I've seen, was swept from grass yesterday lunchtime - Paykullia maculata. This was accompanied by the lovely tachinid Eriothrix rufomaculata, a new and long-anticipated addition to my tachinid list.
A late evening rain cleared in time for me to head out at dusk (and then it rained a bit more but not too bad).
A few moth additions were made, along with a whole bunch of non-new species. I also stumbled into the discovery that I had probably misidentifed Smoky Wainscot previously - an error which I'll correct inline 1984 style. That will leave the impression that I never screwed it up in the first place, unless someone discovers this confession ...
Also netted on a flypast was a Brown Chafer, whose distribution displays the usual characters for a scarcely recorded species - an east coast distribution on NBN and in Brock and a Nature of fife inventory which says the species is abundant coastally. Seems to be as I also had one in my garden last week.
|Brown Chafer and mothy ick|
|750||Paykullia maculata||Picture-winged Woodlouse-fly|
|751||Eriothrix rufomaculata||A tachinid fly|
|752||Serica brunnea||Brown Chafer|
|753||Xestia triangulum||Double Square-spot|
|754||Herminia grisealis||Small Fan-foot|
|755||Scoparia subfusca||A micromoth|
|756||Mesoligia furuncula||Cloaked Minor|