Sunday, June 30, 2013

TM2499 Shotesham, half-way point

Well, 30th June is here, and I'm amazed to find myself on a total of 904 species already. I also have 180 pots in the fridge, so I could almost certainly pass the 1000 without having to go out any more. But where would be the fun in that? Was a bit slow during the week, partly because I was away for a couple of days for work (although Alpine Chough, Alpine Swift, Golden Eagle, Black Kite etc were quite nice). However, family were away from Sat lunch to Sun pm, so I gave it a bit of weekend welly (literally at times). Tiring stuff though, especially in the unaccustomed heat today!

Sunday 23rd June
843 - Udea olivalis - trap (micro-moth)
844 - Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y) - trap
845 - Vespula vulgaris (Common Wasp) - trap - at last!
846 - Plutella porrectella - trap (micro-moth)

Monday 24th June
847 - Oligia latruncula (Tawny Marbled Minor) - trap - gen det.
848 - Apamea monoglypha (Dark Arches) - trap
849 - Mythimna impura (Smoky Wainscot) - trap

Tuesday 25th June
850 - Cheilosia illustrata - hoverfly on a hogweed flower
851 - Arge melanochroa - orange sawfly, keyed to this quite easily although from the little I can see it appears to be potentially a good record; held on to for advice

Wednesday 26th June (away in Switzerland)

Thursday 27th June
852 - Celypha striana - trap (micro-moth)
853 - Timandra comae (Blood-vein) - trap
854 - Agrotis clavis (Heart and Club) - trap
855 - Diarsia mendica (Ingrailed Clay) - trap
856 - Mythimna pudorina (Striped Wainscot) - trap
857 - Mythimna pallens (Common Wainscot) - trap

Friday 28th June
858 - Bupalus piniaria (Bordered White) - trap
859 - Habrosyne pyritoides (Buff Arches) - trap
860 - Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) - trap
861 - Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix) - trap

Saturday 29th June
862 - Platycheirus granditarsus - distinctive hoverflies with red abdomens netted on the common
863 - Cantharis nigra - two swept from common
864 - Omocestus viridulus (Common Green Grasshopper) - at least five heard today - not laid eyes on them yet admittedly
865 - Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown) - on the wing at last
866 - Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly) - female on the common
867 - Prunella vulgaris (Selfheal) - on dry area of the common
868 - Trifolium campestre (Hop Trefoil) - on dry area of the common
869 - Eupithecia pygmaeta (Marsh Pug) - one netted on common in afternoon, delighted to relocate this after recording it here in 2009
870 - Ochlodes sylvanus (Large Skipper) - one on the common
871 - Apium nodiflorum (Fool's Water-cress) - flowering in the wet ditches now
872 - Carex otrubae (False Fox-sedge) - one fruiting head along the ditch
873 - Cionus scrophulariae - amazing little weevils on water figwort, look like bird droppings at a distance, but like crazy tiny elephants close up
874 - Juncus articulatus (Jointed Rush) - small amounts along the stream
875 - Cassida rubiginosa - one of the green tortoise beetles, seemed to key easily enough - on the common
876 - Samolus valerandi (Brookweed) - another local speciality, I found this on the common last year and pleased to relocate it.
877 - Phyllonorycter stettinensis - alder-feeding micro-moth, netted in flight on the common
878 - Libellula depressa (Broad-bodied Chaser) - female on the common, never numerous here so pleased to find
879 - Phleum pratense (Timothy) - grass on the common
880 - Grypocoris stysi - striking mirid bug on hogweed flowers
881 - Nemophora deegerella - long-horned micro-moth now on the wing along lanes
882 - Tripleurospermum inodorum (Scentless Mayweed) - arable margins
883 - Polygonum aviculare (Knotgrass) - arable margins
884 - Chenopodium album (Fat-hen) - arable margins
885 - Viola arvensis (Field Pansy) - arable margins
886 - Buddleja davidii (Butterfly-bush) - sapling in rough grass behind the house
887 - Halyzia sedecimguttata (Orange Ladybird) - trap
888 - Pterostoma palpina (Pale Prominent) - trap
889 - Eucosma cana - trap (micro-moth)
890 - Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) - trap
891 - Eilema lurideola (Common Footman) - trap
892 - Catoptria falsella - trap (micro-moth)

Sunday 30th June
893 - Veronica catenata (Pink Water-speedwell) - around temporary pool on the common
894 - Lotus pedunculatus (Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil) - on the common, mostly not in flower yet
895 - Glyceria plicata (Plicate Sweet-grass) - finally succeeded in keying a Glyceria to my satisfaction; lots on the common and I suspect there are other species too
896 - Phyllonorycter maestingella - occupied leaf-mine in beech hedge
897 - Cyperus longus (Galingale) - an unusual sedge I found by the pub pond last year, not yet in flower but distinctive M-shaped cross-section to leaves
898 - Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle) - only a single female (common elsewhere in the county now)
899 - Olindia schumacherana - striking micro-moth on the common
900 - Carex riparia (Greater Pond-sedge) - after much self-debate, finally happy with the ID of this species (seems to be mostly Lesser Pond-sedge on the common though)
901 - Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) - one whizzed past, a great number 900 (as numbered at the time of sighting)
902 - Sonchus arvensis (Perennial Sow-thistle) - just one along a roadside
903 - Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) - naturalised along path between two gardens; no space here to get more than 2 m away from garden, but clearly not deliberately planted here
904 - Rutpela maculata (Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle) - found on Russian Comfrey by the pond

Cionus scrophulariae - amazing little weevil on water figwort (please advise if wrong, don't have keys yet)

Jointed Rush and Brookweed
Marsh Pug - drab and small but exciting enough to me

Not new, but the moth-trap pulled in a second example of Pseucocistela ceramboides and this is a better pic than of the first one
Phyllonorycter stettinensis  - a fairly dark species for this genus, one of the alder feeders

Cassida rubiginosa - a new one for me, again please advise if I've got it wrong

Another one that's not new, but nice to see Mullein larvae out and about this weekend

Rutpela maculata - one of the few longhorn beetles I ever seem to find.