|280||Selenia dentaria||Early Thorn||22/04/2013|
late Early Thorn - latest spring record for the garden for 10 years
This afternoon when I got home from work, it was lovely and warm with bright sunshine and it was immediately clear that the garden was busy with inverts. With a few swipes of the net and pots at the ready, over the next hour I added 11 species alongside another 15 or so that I've already seen this year. Brilliant stuff. I was pleased to see this in the garden (a garden tick as far as I can remember):
Scarlet Lily Beetle - maybe not so welcome, but now annual on my cultivated Snakes-head Fritilaries
Fairly compliant today though
After the spontaneous garden blitz I'm up to 294.
|294||Adalia bipunctata||2-spot Ladybird||23/04/2013|
|293||Meligethes aeneus||Common Pollen Beetle||23/04/2013|
|292||Harmonia axyridis||Harlequin Ladybird||23/04/2013|
|290||Osmia rufa||Red Mason Bee||23/04/2013|
|289||Andrena haemorrhoa||Early Mining Bee||23/04/2013|
|288||Eupeodes latifasciatus||a hoverfly||23/04/2013|
|286||Araneus diadematus||Garden Spider||23/04/2013|
|284||Lilioceris lilii||Scarlet Lily Beetle||23/04/2013|
A good night in the garden may just get me over 300. I did see a bat this evening which I am sure is 45k Common Pipestrelle but it had fluttered off before I got the bat detector sorted out. Also have some bits which may eventually get an ID including these craneflies (shout up if you know them):
Here's a long leggy centipede to sign off.
Western Yellow Centipede
Your third Cranefly looks like Tipula marmorata (confusa), i've been finding these around my Moth trap the past couple of days. There's one out there now on the house wall...ReplyDelete
Yes, I thought that too Christian but T. confusa is a late autumnal species. Must be something similar though.ReplyDelete
Yes, thats what i thought...it says summer and autumn rarely spring, so its not unheard of.ReplyDelete
Going to double check through the key with my specimen, now got me thinking it could be Tipula rufina?