Monday, August 14, 2017

Sand Point VC6

Nice to visit the patch after quite a long gap. Several new species after a couple of hours in the field last thursday. Was hoping to get to 200 diptera for the patch by the end of the year which may still be possible (167 currently). Weather has prevented any further moth trapping so perhaps a waiting game for the late summer/autumn migrants.

811. Eriothrix rufomaculata
812. Acrosathe annulata
813. Machaerium maritimae
814. Campiglossa plantaginis
815. Physiphora alceae
816. Hylaeus dilatatus Yellow Chalk-face Bee
817. Lasioglossum albipes Bloomed Furrow Bee
818. Sphaerophoria scripta
819. Lasioglossum leucozonium White-zoned Furrow Bee
820. Oxybelus uniglumis Common Spiny Digger Wasp
821. Hybos culiciformis
822. Ocytata pallipes
823. Minettia tabidiventris
824. Cerodontha denticornis
825. Oscinella frit
826. Thaumatomyia glabra
827. Oscinella pusilla
828. Delia platura
829. Reichertella geniculata

Ocytata pallipes

Physiphora alceae

Reichertella geniculata

Thaumatomyia glabra


  1. Nice fly total. I pass on some of what appear to be more tricky flies because of time constraints, though I'm more inclined to focus on them now the numbers are getting up there - I don't mind giving an evening to bashing out one fly (or failing to...). Your hymenoptera seem to be moving along nicely too!

  2. I know what you mean about the endless hours spent on failing to ID stuff. I have an increasing number of pinned stuff in a box ready to tackle in the winter. Not finding Bee's any easier than flies at the moment but only started doing them this year.

  3. Just seen your Sciapus heteropygus from Portland, what a stunner! You're slowly but surely pushing me along into something resembling a very bumbling dipterist. All your fault :)

  4. Hi Seth, Go for it, we definately need more dipterists in the world! Thanks, I hadn't realised Martin had posted about it on his blog.