Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dalgety Bay - The Unremarkable, Remarkable Day ...

... in which I swept and beat a few things for half an hour at lunchtime and stuck out a moth trap.

Result? 5 lifers, three new for county, and probably my most hemipteran day ever.

Moths did their part with one pristine Angle Shades swept from grass being a surprise but Pine Carpet, Streak and Garden Rose Tortrix all new for the year.

Goes to show - you can just never tell.

Swept Angle Shades

Kleidocerys resedae (3rd Scottish NBN)

Parapiesma on Oraches

Neolygus viridis

Pantilius tunicatus

1261 lep-moth Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades
1262 * hemiptera Neolygus viridis A mirid bug (NFC)
1263 * hemiptera Pantilius tunicatus A mirid bug (NFC)
1264 * hemiptera Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug (NFC)
1265 hemiptera Notostira elongata A mirid bug
1266 hemiptera Parapiesma quadratum Orache lacebug
1267 * insect-other Micromus variegatus A brown lacewing
1268 coleoptera Tasgius melanarius A rove beetle
1269 lep-moth Pennithera fermata Pine Carpet
1270 * lep-moth Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix
1271 lep-moth Chesias legatella Streak

1 comment:

  1. Quite remarkable that your Kleidocerys resedae is such a good record (and a lifer!) My old patch in Surrey would see me pushing through birches and coming out the other end with maybe 30 or 50 of the little blighters crawling all over me, often jabbing their proboscis in for a sup of blood. An itchy process! I used to open up catkins looking for galls and find maybe 20 nymphs instead. Per catkin! Can't say I miss them in the slightest, but I'm happy for you anyway! :)