Sunday, February 3, 2013

SP5595ish - A few More

A busy weekend, with parental duties dominating and both Friday and Saturday evenings spent in good company whilst I hosted two indoor meetings for the Leics. & Rutland Ornithological Society. Managed to get out into the square for a quick couple of hours on Saturday afternoon, still generally mooching about rather than concentrating in one spot and digging everything up and out. Turned a few stones, damp branches and a dead Rabbit and managed to turn up a few more bits. A Goldcrest also added itself associating with Long-tailed Tits, and a moth early this evening is hopefully not going to be the only one recorded tonight.

New additions taking me to 120 with another agg. and a beetle that will hopefully be resolved. I'm also awaiting comment on another lichen.

Taxon Vernacular Date Added
120 Agonopterix heracliana (micromoth) 03/02/2013
119 Mucilago crustacea Dog Sick Slime Mould 02/02/2013
118 Parmelia sulcata Hammered Shield Lichen 02/02/2013
117 Bulbillomyces farinosus (fungi) 02/02/2013
116 Exidia nucleata Crystal Brain Fungus 02/02/2013
115 Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata 22-spot Ladybird 02/02/2013
114 Peltigera hymenina (lichen) 02/02/2013
113 Sedum album White Stonecrop 02/02/2013
112 Sedum acre Biting Stonecrop 02/02/2013
111 Syntrichia ruralis Great Hairy Screw-moss 02/02/2013
110 Syntrichia montana Intermediate Screw-moss 02/02/2013
109 Xanthoria calcicola (lichen) 02/02/2013
agg. Catops sp. Catops sp. Beetle 02/02/2013
108 Phragmidium violaceum Violet Bramble Rust 02/02/2013
107 Regulus regulus Goldcrest 02/02/2013
106 Monacha cantiana Kentish Snail 02/02/2013
105 Discus rotundatus Discus Snail 02/02/2013
104 Philoscia muscorum Common striped woodlouse 02/02/2013
agg. Taraxacum agg. Dandelion agg. 02/02/2013
103 Bellis perennis Daisy 02/02/2013
102 Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's-purse 02/02/2013
101 Phyllonorycter leucographella Firethorn Leaf Miner (larval) 01/02/2013
100 Amaurobius similis Lace-weaver Spider 31/01/2013

There can be few things in life so damned infuriating as trying to photograph a live lively small beetle indoors in a glass dish. Sheesh! Managed eventually to get a few shots of this beetle which I am sure is one of the Catops sp., possibly C. grandicollis. c4mm long, found under a dead Rabbit. Click for big.

22-Spot Ladybird

Discus Snail

Intermediate Screw-moss

Bulbillomyces farinosus - at least I'm fairly sure, shout up if you think otherwise


  1. Thanks Mark - anything I could check to get to species or is this a gen det job?

  2. Skev, best key is in Duff's new Handbook vol1. Genitalia v useful but yours looks to be female.