Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aberbargoed - Griag

Had a stint at an old bottle tip earlier...didn't stay long as it was a tad windy lol.
Its a very good site for Androniscus dentiger (Rosy Woodlouse) and Haplopthalmus danicus, these being the last two woodlice that i know i can find in this square. Several Rosy found and a few Haplopthalmus mengii, none H. danicus to be seen. 
Tip sits above scree

245..Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Moth)

246..Nebria brevicolis (Beetle)

247..Anthus pratensis – Meadow Pipit

248..Pterostichus madidus (Beetle)

249..Trichoniscus pygmaeus (Woodlouse)

250..Androniscus dentiger (Woodlouse)
Androniscus dentiger

251..Pterostichus niger (Beetle)

252..Lithobius microps (Centipede)

253..Sonchus oleraceus – Smooth Thistle

254..Lonicera periclymenum – Honeysuckle

255..Senecio vulgaris – Groundsel

256..Cylindroiulus britannicus (Millipede)
Cylindroiulus britannicus

257..Coelotes atropos (Spider)

258..Chamaenerion angustifolium – Rosebay Willowherb

259..Cirsium arvense – Creeping Thistle

260..Ranunculus acris – Meadow Buttercup

261..Red Kite

262..Rumex acetosa – Common Sorrel

263..Cardamine flexuosa – Wavy Bittercress

264..Anthriscus sylvestris – Cow Parsley

265..Betula pendula – Silver Birch

266..Leistus rufomarginatus (Beetle)
Leistus rufomarginatus

267..Tremella mesenterica (Fungi)
Tremella mesenterica

268..Aegopinella pura (Snail)
Aegopinella pura with Lithobius microps photo-bombing

269..Dicyrtomina saundersi (Springtail)

270..Lithobius forficatus (Centipede)

271..Stellaria media – Common Chickweed

272..Lapsana communis – Nipplewort
Puccinia lapsanae on Nipplewort

273..Puccinia lapsanae (Fungi)

Some i'm not even attempting to identify. 

Gordian worm?


  1. Sure I'll be waving at you as you pass me before too long!

  2. Not so sure of that Ali, I'll probably be slowing be getting in the way? :(