Monday, June 18, 2018

Dalgety Bay - Quickie update

So I still think I'm not going to make 1000 before Skye, but it ought to be before June ends. It's not outright impossible but I'll be devoting time to the family before departing for three days.

This is a lovely dolly from my small band of coastal saltmarsh (well it has a couple square metres of Juncus gerardii and sea club rush so it counts). New for county and a specialist of the habitat. Machaerium maritimae is the only species we have in the genus.

My Poecilobothrus (Semaphore Fly) has been confirmed but is just the northern edge of its range now as they have already been noted creeping up into Scotland. Used to be Yorkshire last time books were published.

Here's my numbers. Not sure how you guys get your numbers updated on the totals because I can't edit that page, so if someone would do the honours who can  ... much obliged.

952 * fungus Puccinia caricina var. ribesii pendulae A rust on C.pendula
953 flowering plant Digitalis purpurea Foxglove
954 diptera Nephrotoma appendiculata A crane fly
955 flowering plant Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
956 flowering plant Lolium perenne Perennial ryegrass
957 flowering plant Geranium pratense Meadow Cranesbill
958 flowering plant Juncus effusus Soft Rush
959 coleoptera Tachinus rufipes A rove beetle
960 coleoptera Phyllobius glauca A Broad-nosed Weevil
961 coleoptera Ceutorhynchus obstrictus A weevil
962 lep-moth Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border
963 flowering plant Elymus repens Couch Grass
964 flowering plant Veronica beccabunga Brooklime
965 * hemiptera Lygocoris rugicollis Apple Capsid
966 * diptera Machaerium maritimae A long-legged fly
967 lep-moth Korscheltellus fusconebulosa Map-winged Swift
968 diptera Chloromyia formosa A Soldier Fly
969 lep-moth Mythimna ferrago Clay
970 lep-moth Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing
971 lep-moth Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches
972 lep-moth Campaea margaritaria Light Emerald
973 lep-moth Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot
974 lep-moth Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg.


  1. Ali, I've a load of Pendulus Sedge in my garden. Should I examine it more closely...?

  2. I've also got a load of rust on some clumps of Chives. Haven't got Ellis & Ellis, can you identify it for me? PS Updated your total.

  3. Thanks. Maybe Leek Rust on chives but I can check later as the rusts can get very, very host specific!!

  4. Puccinia allii and Uromyces ambiguus noted in Ellis & Ellis as occuring on Chives. Not to say it isn't something else though, have to have a peek at the spores.