Friday, June 21, 2013

The last week and a bit has been quite productive in TM0025. I have had time both to get out and about, and to spend time with identifications. But I’m sure that the good times won’t last, so I must make the most of it.
Sadly, I have concluded that I will not be hearing the call of the cuckoo in the square this year. It was one of the treats of years gone by, especially appreciated because we are so close to the town centre. Also, I fear that the Grey wagtails have abandoned the square for a site further down the river.
There are various lichens with which I am struggling, but I hope to return to them in due course. Also, here is a caddisfly that has me baffled. I suspect that I won’t get anywhere with it, but please let me know if you have any idea.

Here are the additions to the list:

231. Cormorant

Flies, bees etc.
232. Spotted cranefly, Nephrotoma appendiculata
233. Panorpa germanica (a scorpion fly)

234. Ptychoptera contaminata
235. Empis tesselata
236. Bluebottle, Calliphora vomitoria
237. Anthomyia pluvialis

238. Goniglossum (or Carpomya) wiedemanni
239. Honeybee, Apis mellifera

240. Eristalis horticola
241. Anasimyua lineata
242. Volucella zonaria
243. Helophilus pendulus

244. Common sun beetle, Amara aenea
245. Oedemera nobilis

246. Donacia vulgaris
247. Harlequin ladybird, Harmandia axyridis
248. Nebria brevicollis
249. Pyrochroa serraticornis

250. Wasp beetle, Clytus arietis

251. Gastrophysa viridula
252. Stag beetle, Lacunas cervus

253. Nettle ground bug, Heterogaster urticae

254. Horse-chestnut scale, Pulvinaria regalis
255. Woundwort shieldbug, Eysarcoris fabricii

256. Clouded border, Lomaspilis marginata

257. Small yellow underwing, Panemeria tenebrata
258. Silver ground carpet, Xanthorhoe ferrugata   

259. Light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana
260. Pyrausta auratus
261. Common drill, Dichorampha petiverella

262. Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
263. Phtheochroa rugosana

264. Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta
265. Speckled wood, Pararge aegeria

266. Coenagrian puella

267. The sawfly larvae Pontania proxima on willow leaves
268. Dasineura plicatrix, gall midge of bramble
269. Eriophyes laevis, gall mite of alder leaves
270. Aceria erinea, gall mite of walnut leaves
271. Psyllopsis fraxini, plant louse of ash leaves

272. Nursery-web spider, Pisaura mirabilis

273. Zebra spider, Salticus scenicus
274. Dark stretch spider, Tetragnatha nigrita

275. Large red slug, Arion rufus
276. Garden slug, Arion hortensis

277. Ivy-leaved toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis
278. Prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola
279. Square-stalked willowherb, Epilobium tetragonum
280. Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris
281. Dog rose, Rosa canina
282. Spear-thistle, Cirsium vulgare
283. Wild oat, Avena fatua
284. Wood spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides
285. Common field speedwell, Veronica persica
286. Pineapple mayweed, Matricaria discoidea
287. Redshank, Persicaria maculosa
288. Common fiddleneck, Amsinckia micrantha

289. Charlock, Sinapis arvensis
290. Tree lupin, Lupinus arboreus
291. White clover, Trifolium vulgare
292. Wood forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica
293. Ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare
294. Yellow flag iris, Iris pseudacorus
295. Pellitory-of-the-wall, Parietaria judaica

296. Bread mould, Rhizopus nigricans
297. Chicken-of-the-woods, Laetiporus sulphureus
298. Ramularia rubella (a fungus of Broad-leaved dock)


  1. awesome how can I follow you blog ?

    1. Not my blog. I'm just one of many who join in.

    2. Hi Linda - what do you mean? Do you wish to join in the challenge and post on the blog? If so, send me your email to andy at bubo dot org. If you want to get automatic updates - not sure, I'm sure there must be a way. Never tried before

  2. Good work Sven. Unless anyone else can help, I think your caddisfly is something that is going to need at least some heavy chilling and microscope work, and at worst some dissection of its naughty bits.

    Come on - 2 more!

  3. 237. Anthomyia pluvialis - why isnt this Anthomyia procellaris or similar sp?

  4. T.nigrita is a nice record, even if they are more frequently recorded in Essex than Devon.