Although it was late, I headed out into the square for some hopeful sweeping in the last glimmer of daylight, and along with some flowers and a couple of grasses I managed to add a few bits before lightning and thunder claps heralded a hailstorm and torrential rain. I got soaked on the way home, and sadly what had looked to be a promising night with the moth traps was completely washed out.
Aceria ulmicola observed under microscope - have to say the external gall looks more exciting. Parornix finimitella swept from blackthorn. I've also got a couple of Pterostichus beetles from my dry pitfall trap in the garden which I'm scratching my head over.
Coleophora sp. from the garden has made a new case and is feeding away - should be able to confidently name this one in a day or so. I've also still got the beetle larva (pres Dermestidae) which seems to be happily muching bits of dead insects.
Up to 425 - I need some decent garden moth trapping and some fine weekend weather to have another boost.
|425||Vicia sativa||Common Vetch||16/05/2013|
|424||Hypena proboscidalis||Snout (larval)||16/05/2013|
|423||Phyllobius roboretanus||Small Green Nettle Weevil||16/05/2013|
|421||Aceria ulmicola||(gall mite)||16/05/2013|
|420||Bromus hordeaceus||Common Soft-brome||16/05/2013|
|419||Veronica chamaedrys||Germander Speedwell||16/05/2013|
|416||Anisantha sterilis||Barren Brome||16/05/2013|
|414||Apus apus||Common Swift||16/05/2013|
|413||Lauria cylindracea||Common Chrysalis Snail||15/05/2013|
...and I still haven't had a Willow Warbler! Crazy. I'm not expecting it now until AugustReplyDelete