Monday, June 1, 2020

Dalgety Bay, NT1783, end of May

A good finish to the month took me probably beyond what I was really expecting. Nice ones included finally nailing a Speckled Wood that I thought I had glimpsed a couple of times, the Fan-bearing Wood-borer Ptilinus pectinicornis which may be new to county, and a nice 18-spot ladybird which was only previously known in the county from Tentsmuir, which is the kind of place that roving entomologists actually visit in Fife.

Other than that a few commoner species were added to my overall Dalgety Bay list and the list slowly creeps towards 1900. I still fondly imagine that I might take it over 2000 by end of year, though without proper moth trapping I'll be a bit hobbled. I may be able to sneak out and trap some moths though.

Ptilinus pectinicornis

Speckled Wood


List additions
415 Helophilus pendulus A hover fly
416 Hydrotaea dentipes A muscid fly
417 Phaonia rufiventris A muscid fly
418 Lecanora albescens A lichen
419 Lecanora sulphurea A lichen
420 Porpidia tuberculosa A lichen
421 Rhizocarpon geographicum A lichen
422 Rhizocarpon richardii A lichen
423 Frullania dilitata A liverwort
424 Fissidens taxifolius Common Pocket-moss
425 Chamerion angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
426 Petrobius maritimus Sea Bristletail
427 Rhagonycha fulva Common Red Soldier Beetle
428 Coenosia tigrina A muscid fly
429 Empis tessellata An empid fly
430 Myospila meditabunda A muscid fly
431 Pollenia amentaria A cluster fly
432 Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit
433 Branta canadensis Canada Goose
434 Loxia curvirostra Common Crossbill
435 Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail
436 Metzgeria furcata Forked Veilwort
437 Erigone atra A Linyphiid spider
438 Hypomma bituberculatum A Linyphiid spider
439 Speudotettix subfusculus A leafhopper
440 Cafius xantholoma Strandline Rove Beetle
441 Myrrha octodecimguttata 18-spot Ladybird
442 Fannia canicularis A lesser house fly
443 Thoracichaete zosterae A lesser dung fly
444 Tipula vernalis A crane fly
445 Vespula vulgaris Common Wasp
446 Sturnus vulgaris Starling
447 Eristalis tenax A hoverfly
448 Tephromela atra Black Shields
449 Ceutorhynchus obstrictus A weevil
450 Chrysopa perla A lacewing
451 Morellia simplex A muscid fly
452 Norellisoma spinimanum A scathophagid fly
453 Ornithogalum angustifolium Star-of-Bethlehem
454 Populus tremula Aspen
455 Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell
456 Brachythecium rutabulum Rough-stalked Feather-moss
457 Eriophyes laevis A gall mite on alder
458 Denticollis linearis A Click Beetle
459 Adela reamurella A micro moth
460 Platybunus triangularis A harvestman
461 Cantharis cryptica A Soldier Beetle
462 Puccinia deschampsiae A rust fungus
463 Aegopodium podagraria  Ground Elder
464 Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
465 Lecidella asema A lichen
466 Episyrphus balteatus Marmalade Hoverfly
467 Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood
468 Xylota segnis A hover fly
469 Syndemis musculana A tortricid moth
470 Melanomya nana Little Black Blow Fly
471 Eupteryx urticae A bug on nettles
472 Ptilinus pectinicornis Fan-bearing Wood-borer
473 Dryopteris filix-mas Male-fern
474 Calliphora subalpina Woodland Bluebottle
475 Tipula lunata A crane fly

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