Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Update from TM0025
This is just a short report following fairly quickly on the heels of the previous posting. Autumn has struck, with falling temperatures, and this has been immediately apparent in the number of invertebrates seen, both in and out of the mothtrap. The only species unaffected seems to be the Large yellow underwing, which is diving into the mothtrap in ever increasing numbers. I think that I’m going to have to be more proactive in my search for new species from now on, not expecting them to cross my path but instead looking for groups to which I have thus far not paid much attention. The cold and rain will also allow me more time to review photographs and specimens from earlier in the year, which may include some previously unidentified species.
Incidentally, Stewart has kindly pointed out that my White-spotted pug must in fact be either a Wormwood pug or a Currant pug. Looking at it again, and taking into account the date on which it was found I have concluded that it must have been a Currant pug, Eupithecia assimilata, a new species for the list, so my running total remains unaffected.
772. Roach, Rutilus rutilus

Bees, wasps
773. Blue mason bee, Osmia caerulescens

774. Cheilosia scutellata
775. Melanostoma scalare

776. Pond olive, Cloeon dipterum  

777. Limnephilus lunatus

Other flies
778. Berberis Sawfly, Arge berberidis (caterpillar)
779. Culiseta annulata
780. Culex pipiens
781. Macrocera phalerata        

782. Nephrotoma flavipalpis
783. Tipula oleracea
784. Toxoneura modesta
785. Tricholauxania praeusta

786. Black vine weevil. Otiorhynchus sulcatus   

787. Birch catkin bug, Kleidocerys resedae  

788. Common flower bug, Anthocoris nemorum   
789. Miridius quadrivirgatus                             
790. Tarnished plant bug, Lygus rugulipennis       

791. Ectopsocus briggsi

792. Allygus mixtus

793. Hemerobius stigma

794. Antler moth, Cerapteryx graminis
795. Carnation tortrix, Cacoecimorpha pronubana
796. Caryocolum fraternella
797. Cochylis molliculana
798. Feathered ranunculus, Polymixis lichenea
799. Green carpet, Colostygia pectinataria
800. Pyrausta purpuralis
801. Twin-spot plume, Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
802. Webb’s wainscot, Archanara sparganii

803. Meta segementata
804. Noble false-widow, Steatoda nobilis

805. Odiellus spinosus

806. Slug mite, Riccardoella limacum     

807. Common striped woodlouse, Philoscia muscorum

808. Common garden slug, Arion hortensis
809. Dusky slug, Arion subfuscus

810. Aceria cephaloneus (gall mite of sycamore)
811. Apple leaf mite, Phyllocoptes malinus

812. Dragon’s-teeth, Tetragonolobus maritimus
813. Greater pond sedge, Carex riparia
814. Grimmia pulvinata (a moss)            

815. Ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea
816. Hard rush, Juncus inflexus
817. Hawkweed ox-tongue, Picris hieracioides
818. Male fern, Dryopteris filix-mas

819. Apple rot fungus, Monilinia fructigena
820. Field mushroom, Agaricus campestris
821. Giant puffball, Langermannia gigantea
822. Orange jelly fungus/Witch’s-butter, Dacrymyces palmatus  

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