Saturday, July 6, 2013

More from SP4993

In 2009 I was lucky enough to find the longhorn beetle Paracorymbia fulva in the parish. This was thought at the time to be a south coast species, and Leicestershire was way off its beat - so much so that my County Recorder at the time took a second opinion on it. Since then it has also turned up in Nottinghamshire so its range is obviously increasing.  Since 2009 I have recorded it in more or less the same area every year so I was keen to pick it up in 2013 and add it to my list for the challenge. On 5th July I managed to do just that.

The mild night also gave me a good catch at the moth trap and a few new species for my list.  My total for SP 4993 at the moment is 916 so the end is in sight (but not quite quickly enough to catch Andy!)

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