Most amazing to me is that I've recorded 78 additional species of fly in May. Last year I had recorded total 86 by end of June. I'll almost certainly pass last year's year total of 161 in June.
Looking forward to Skye trip now and thinking we need to firm up some plans. Contemplating heading up Thursday night to make the most of it.
|850||*||diptera||Limnophora olympiae||A muscid fly|
|851||lep-moth||Eupithecia assimilata||Currant Pug|
|852||mollusc||Cepaea hortensis||White-lipped Snail|
|854||*||aphid||Eriosoma ulmi||Elm-currant Aphid|
|855||*||diptera||Calliphora loewi||A blow fly|
|857||spider||Araniella cucurbitana||A spider|
|858||*||flowering plant||Veronica arvensis||Wall Speedwell|
|859||*||diptera||Melinda viridicyanea||A blow fly|
|860||*||spider||Neottiura bimaculata||A spider|
|861||lep-moth||Allophyes oxyacanthae||Green-brindled Crescent|
|862||*||lep-moth||Acrobasis advenella||A micro moth|
Nice. Hope to see some the of range restricted Calliphoridae (and other genera) on Skye.ReplyDelete
Calliphora uralensis would be nice. I'm hoping to run a bottle trap, or at least to put out some bait for the necrophilous flies.Delete
There's a uralensis-shaped hole in the fly fauna up here. Murdo (dipterist at the HBRG) feels it really ought to be here seeing as there are records from relatively close by. All I ever get are vomitoria and a few vicina. Plus a subalpina last week. Rocks at the top of the beach should be the best bet for uralensis, maybe it's just waiting for you to get here? :)ReplyDelete