Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We've had some rain!

Feeling rather autumnal, the birds certainly think so, with a big passage of Swifts, dispersing Gropper and Stonechats, a flyover Spotted Redshank, a couple of Med Gulls and up to 6 Green Sands and 13 Whimbrel in the last couple of days. Still lots of new moths and other insects, plus a bonus Adder and a couple of pseudoscorpions from the garden.

Not a million miles away from 1700 now, should get there within a week I should think. Looks like moths are doing rather better this year than I thought they might, with 401 species already recorded, still very few migrant moths though. A quick year end estimation suggests that 1900 species should be on the cards, but 2000 might be difficult. Could depend on how many new diptera are sitting in the freezer awaiting identification.

A few random photos:

Evergestis extimilis, a migrant/wandered from elsewhere

Acrobasis suavella (Thicket Longhorn), a lifer

Aleiodes praetor, a rare braconid wasp

Stictoleptura rubra, a longhorn beetle, in the garden

1555 Macrochilo cribrumalis Lepidoptera:moths Dotted Fan-foot
1556 Aphodius rufipes Coleoptera Scarabaeidae
1557 Amphipyra pyramidea Lepidoptera:moths Copper Underwing
1558 Oncopsis tristis Hemipteroids Cicadellidae
1559 Achanthiptera rohrelliformis Diptera Muscidae
1560 Cercospora depazeoides Fungi Fungus on Sambucus nigra
1561 Andrena dorsata Hymenoptera Andrenidae: Short-fringed Mining Bee
1562 Tenthredo arcuata Hymenoptera Symphyta
1563 Lymantria monacha Lepidoptera:moths Black Arches
1564 Cerapteryx graminis Lepidoptera:moths Antler Moth
1565 Scoliopteryx libatrix Lepidoptera:moths The Herald
1566 Eupteryx aurata Hemipteroids Potato Leafhopper
1567 Colymbetes fuscus Coleoptera Dytiscidae
1568 Udea prunalis Lepidoptera:moths Dusky Pearl
1569 Eudemis profundana Lepidoptera:moths Diamond-back Marble
1570 Agrotis segetum Lepidoptera:moths Turnip Moth
1571 Idaea ochrata Lepidoptera:moths Least Carpet
1572 Acentria ephemerella Lepidoptera:moths Water Veneer
1573 Stratiomys singularior Diptera Flecked General
1574 Hylaeus pectoralis Hymenoptera Reed Yellow-face Bee
1575 Pyrrhula pyrrhula Birds Bullfinch
1576 Crabro peltarius Hymenoptera Crabronidae
1577 Chrysops viduatus Diptera Square-spot Deerfly
1578 Trichrysis cyanea Hymenoptera Chrysididae
1579 Noctua interjecta Lepidoptera:moths Least Yellow Underwing
1580 Noctua janthe Lepidoptera:moths Lr Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1581 Orgyia antiqua Lepidoptera:moths Vapourer
1582 Ipimorpha subtusa Lepidoptera:moths The Olive
1583 Agriphila latistria Lepidoptera:moths White-streak Grass-veneer
1584 Mesoligia literosa Lepidoptera:moths Rosy Minor
1585 Hadena bicruris Lepidoptera:moths The Lychnis
1586 Cladius pectinicornis Hymenoptera Symphyta: Tenthredinidae
1587 Amara apricaria Coleoptera Carabidae
1588 Trichopalpus fraternus Diptera Scathophagidae
1589 Orthotylus marginalis Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1590 Cichorium intybus Vascular Plants Chicory
1591 Stachys palustris Vascular Plants Marsh Woundwort
1592 Badister dilatatus Coleoptera Carabidae
1593 Pelina aenea Diptera Ephydridae
1594 Rhagio lineola Diptera Small Fleck-winged Snipefly
1595 Palloptera ustulata Diptera Pallopteridae
1596 Heriades truncorum Hymenoptera Megachilidae
1597 Craniophora ligustri Lepidoptera:moths The Coronet
1598 Aleiodes praetor Hymenoptera Braconidae
1599 Andricus fecundator Hymenoptera Artichoke Gall
1600 Capsus ater Hemipteroids Miridae
1601 Opsius stactogalus Hemipteroids Cicadellidae
1602 Campyloneura virgula Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1603 Balclutha punctata Hemipteroids Cicadellidae
1604 Sphecodes puncticeps Hymenoptera Sickle-jawed Blood Bee
1605 Stictoleptura rubra Coleoptera Red Longhorn Beetle
1606 Anthocomus rufus Coleoptera Malachiidae
1607 Borkhausenia fuscescens Lepidoptera:moths Small Dingy Tubic
1608 Phyllotreta nemorum Coleoptera Chrysomelidae
1609 Ennomos alniaria Lepidoptera:moths Canary-shouldered Thorn
1610 Catoptria falsella Lepidoptera:moths Chequered Grass-veneer
1611 Amphipyra tragopoginis Lepidoptera:moths Mouse Moth
1612 Lozotaeniodes formosanus Lepidoptera:moths Orange Pine Tortrix
1613 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Lepidoptera:moths Red Twin-spot Carpet
1614 Coenobia rufa Lepidoptera:moths Small Rufous
1615 Acrobasis suavella Lepidoptera:moths Thicket Knot-horn
1616 Tenthredo omissa Hymenoptera Symphyta
1617 Agrypnia varia RSO Caddisfly
1618 Liriomyza amoena Diptera Agromyzidae - leaf mine on Elder
1619 Ichneumon sarcitorius Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae
1620 Phasia hemiptera Diptera Tachinidae
1621 Pales pavida Diptera Tachinidae
1622 Phryxe vulgaris Diptera Tachinidae
1623 Evergestis extimalis Lepidoptera:moths Marbled Yellow Pearl
1624 Hadena rivularis Lepidoptera:moths The Campion
1625 Aspilapteryx tringipennella Lepidoptera:moths Ribwort Slender
1626 Oncotylus viridiflavus Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1627 Myzus cerasi Hemipteroids Black cherry aphid
1628 Locustella naevia Birds Grasshopper Warbler
1629 Eriophyes inangulis Arachnids Gall mite on Alder
1630 Eriophyes macrorhynchus Arachnids Gall mite on Sycamore
1631 Stenodema laevigata Hemipteroids Miridae
1632 Cnephasia stephensiana Lepidoptera:moths Grey Tortrix
1633 Eudonia mercurella Lepidoptera:moths Small Grey
1634 Idaea biselata Lepidoptera:moths Small Fan-footed Wave
1635 Pterostoma palpina Lepidoptera:moths Pale Prominent
1636 Scopula immutata Lepidoptera:moths Lesser Cream Wave
1637 Fallopia convolvulus Vascular Plants Black Bindweed
1638 Phyllotreta undulata Coleoptera Chrysomelidae
1639 Acleris aspersana Lepidoptera:moths Ginger Button
1640 Archanara dissoluta Lepidoptera:moths Brown-veined Wainscot
1641 Brassica napus Vascular Plants Rape
1642 Triticum aestivum Vascular Plants Bread Wheat
1643 Chthonius ischnocheles Arachnids Pseudoscorpion: Common Cthonid
1644 Larus melanocephalus Birds Mediterranean Gull
1645 Tringa erythropus Birds Spotted Redshank
1646 Urophora cardui Diptera Tephritidae
1647 Conyza canadensis Vascular Plants Canadian Fleabane
1648 Ranunculus acris Vascular Plants Meadow Buttercup
1649 Atriplex patula Vascular Plants Common Orache
1650 Carcina quercana Lepidoptera:moths Long-horned Flat-body
1651 Cyclophora punctaria Lepidoptera:moths Maiden's Blush
1652 Hydraecia micacea Lepidoptera:moths Rosy Rustic
1653 Archanara sparganii Lepidoptera:moths Webb's Wainscot
1654 Cataclysta lemnata Lepidoptera:moths Small China-mark
1655 Dikraneura variata Hemipteroids Leafhopper
1656 Vipera berus Reptiles Adder
1657 Netelia virgata Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae
1658 Dolichopus festivus Diptera Dolichopodidae
1659 Crabro cribrarius Hymenoptera Crabronidae
1660 Nyctia halterata Diptera Sarcophagidae

1 comment:

  1. You don't see many Maiden's Blushes around these parts