I haven't mentioned it (because the pain is too fresh?) but this year a roe deer was BORN in my square, which I saw photos of later, and I failed to see dolphins which I heard about over the weekend. Gah! Still, there's plenty of year left and I have a low mammal target. Maybe a school of pilot whales will come to visit (again). Or even a humpback (again). Who knows?
Now at 48 species of moth, none of which have been caught in a moth trap. I have run a moth trap but it hasn't caught any species I didn't catch with a headtorch anyway.
|660||Korscheltellus fusconebulosa||Map-winged Swift|
|661||Aphomia sociella||Bee Moth|
|662||Perizoma flavofasciata||Sandy Carpet|
|663||Xanthorhoe fluctuata||Garden Carpet|
|665||Dysstroma truncata||Common Marbled Carpet|
|666||Erinaceus europaeus||West European Hedgehog|
|667||Dolichopus claviger||A long-legged fly|
Edit: Colour Supplement!
|668||Epistrophe grossulariae||A Hoverfly|
|669||Argyresthia conjugella||Apple Fruit Moth|
|670||Galium verum||lady's bedstraw|
|671||Iris foetidissima||Stinking Iris|
A third to go with over half the year left...you're gonna nail this by September I reckon! Haven't seen a hedgehog here yet, dunno if they're even on Skye?ReplyDelete
September is what I'm hoping for. I'll have epic fungus and vismig additions by then hopefully. Probably too much to handle!ReplyDelete
Great Moth count considering no trapReplyDelete
I'll get the trap in there yet! I have taken the trap but it only caught species I otherwise caught anywayDelete
Well done on crossing the 2/3 line. Epistrophe grossulariae is nice, not had one of those before. I should check more of those yellow banded syrphids.ReplyDelete
They seemto be common, at least here. First clue for me usually is that they're pretty chunky and have a big head!Delete