Monday, December 31, 2018

Horsey Corner - Happy New Year to you all

Still beavering away at some tubes, plus a few additions for things I've seen this year but hadn't added them to the list, so now over 2,100 species. I reckon I've got over a hundred new species still to identify, mainly but not exclusively parasitic hymenoptera and micro-moths that need dissecting, so the final total could be in excess of 2,200.

Favourite sightings of the year? Well, I know you've seen these photos before, but the sightings of Swallowtail butterflies in my garden (one in June and one in August) were stunning, what fabulous creatures.

Here are the latest additions for the year:

2083 Tenthredopsis litterata Hymenoptera Symphyta
2084 Empis stercorea Diptera Empididae
2085 Triarthria setipennis Diptera Tachinidae
2086 Operophtera brumata Lepidoptera:moths Winter Moth
2087 Falco columbarius Birds Merlin
2088 Syntormon bicolorellum Diptera Dolichopodidae
2089 Cetema neglectum Diptera Chloropidae
2090 Notiophilus palustris Coleoptera Carabidae
2091 Chlorops planifrons Diptera Chloropidae
2092 Ramonda spathulata Diptera Tachinidae
2093 Lasioglossum minutissimum Hymenoptera Least Furrow Bee
2094 Anobium punctatum Coleoptera Ptinidae
2095 Hydrotaea militaris Diptera Muscidae
2096 Javesella dubia Hemipteroids Delphacidae
2097 Argyra argentina Diptera Dolichopodidae
2098 Platycheirus peltatus Diptera Syrphidae
2099 Lumbricus terrestris Annelid Worms Common Earthworm
2100 Tetragnatha extensa Arachnids Spider
2101 Bryum capillare Bryophytes Capillary Thread-moss
2102 Phragmidium violaceum Fungi Rust fungus on Rubus
2103 Cyphon hilaris Coleoptera Scirtidae
2104 Opomyza florum Diptera Opomyzidae
2105 Agriphila selasella Lepidoptera:moths Pale-streak Grass-veneer
2106 Eucosma hohenwartiana Lepidoptera:moths Bright Bell

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I saw Winter Moth 2085 species before you did! :D Happy New Year to you, Tim. You've achieved stardom these past few months, you are indeed a most remarkable person.