Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dalgety Bay - 850 up

So advanced-revised target reached and topping up in preparation for the final hurdle. Who knows whether I'll make it in June. It is surely possible but time constraints, a bioblitz and a weekend away all contrive to  make a June finish a stretch. The moths may come back on stream though so who can tell? I'd be looking to finish up the next three days probably with another 20 or so species in the bag for that to happen.

Here are a couple of pics of new-to-county Rhaphium crassipes, my second Rhaphium of the campaign

834 diptera Cheilosia impressa A hover fly
835 insect-other Panorpa germanica A scorpion fly
836 diptera Azelia cilipes A muscid fly
837 diptera Helina impuncta A muscid fly
838 diptera Pollenia griseotomentosa A muscid fly
839 * diptera Rhaphium crassipes A long-legged fly
840 * diptera Siphona maculata A tachinid fly
841 hemiptera Monalocoris filicis Bracken Bug
842 lep-moth Esperia sulphurella A micro moth
843 lep-moth Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug
844 lep-moth Glyphipterix simpliciella Cocksfoot Moth
845 spider Philodromus aureolus A spider
846 coleoptera Cantharis cryptica A Soldier Beetle
847 * diptera Limnophora maculosa A muscid fly
848 lep-moth Dysstroma truncata Common Marbled Carpet
849 lep-moth Ancylis badiana Common Roller
850 * diptera Limnophora olympiae A muscid fly
851 lep-moth Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug


  1. You're doing really well for diptera, Ali. The main problem with them (at least for me) is that they are fairly time-consuming to key out, so I've still got lots in tubes. For the long autumn/winter evenings.

  2. I'm getting a lot of mileage out of diptera for sure, because it's something I wanted to focus on anyway. Still behind you on 136 in that taxon group though. 29 syrphids in May is pretty good going for this square though. Excited to see what's in store through the rest of the year.