Monday, April 15, 2019

Bridport & Thorne week 15

My undoubted highlight of the week was finding a Heather Ladybird at Thorne. As well as being a 'lifer' this was at first a major surprise. The surprise being in that no heathland exists within at least 15 or 20 miles of Thorne. However as I read up about Heather Ladybird's it became apparent that recently they have started using Leylandii trees as a habitat. It was within a group of Leylandii that I found the ladybird.
So this weeks photo is of a Heather Ladybird. (I know I could do with a better macro facility on the camera!)

The numbers for the 2 sites are given below
Group
Thorne
Bridport
Group
Thorne
Bridport
Slime moulds
1
1
Hemiptera
9
1
Lichens
17
6
Coleoptera
9
2
Fungi
18
2
Diptera
8
2
Bryophytes
22
7
Hymenoptera
13
7
Plants
129
131
Butterflies
7
3
Molluscs
6
2
Moths
19
5
Annelids
2
0
Insects RSO
2
0
Arachnids
4
2
Fish
1
1
Myriapods
0
0
Amphibia
2
0
Crustacea
9
5
Reptiles
0
0
Springtails
0
0
Birds
49
43
Odonata
0
0
Mammals
5
4
Orthoptera
2
1
Total
334
224

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