Monday, April 30, 2018

Dalgety Bay - 2/3 of the way

So after a sunny day and two half hour sessions swishing a net at my cypresses I tipped over the month target of 667 with some room to spare. Most species were expected and even long overdue, but there was a nice new anthomyiid fly for Fife. Well, I say nice ... it looks a lot like a lot of the other ones. It's nothing spectacular range-wise as it seems this just fills in a gap in the middle. See more here.

I did a quick scan of the fly families I would need to record to make 200 this year and it will stretch me a bit, which is as intended. I've recorded 3 more spp of anthomyiid already than I did in the whole of last year!

Anyway, here's the lovely nettle-lover Nedyus quadromaculatus


660 diptera Anthomyia procellaris A flower fly
661 diptera Melanostoma mellinum A hoverfly
662 diptera Meliscaeva auricollis A hoverfly
663 diptera Mycophaga testacea A flower fly
664 * diptera Paradelia intersecta A flower fly
665 diptera Parasyrphus punctulatus A hoverfly
666 diptera Syrphus ribesii A hoverfly
667 hymenoptera Bombus lapidarius Large Red-tailed Bumblebee
668 bird Phasianus colchicus Pheasant
669 coleoptera Nedyus quadrimaculatus A weevil
670 hemiptera Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn Shieldbug
671 lep-moth Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet
672 fungus Coprinus plicatilis A mushroom


  1. Can I have some of your sunshine, please Ali?

  2. No! I've waited too long to give any of it up. Still sunny today. Gives me a chance of staying in touch towards the 700 maybe ;)