Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Orange & Black Ticks plus

Another good mothing night in the garden - relatively that is - but I'll come back to that. First up I'm going to post some ticks from the garden and local area, all coincidentally following a bit of an orange and black theme:

Badister bullatus - a flukey tick and shot as it happened to scuttle underneath me and into a paving cervice whilst I had camera in hand.

Bramble Sawfly - found this locally on Tuesday. I thought it was dead in the pot but it made a miraculous recovery just as I was about to throw it out, and so I took some more shots.

Neuroctena anilis Tetanocera sp. - another fluke as this flew into the house just as we were sitting down to have dinner this evening. Potted up and photographed soon afterwards.

Right, here's last nights trap results as an interlude.

Total catch 28 of 15sp.
(125W MV 10 of 8sp., 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 18 of 12sp.)

0247  Tinea trinotella  1 (NFY)
0409a  Argyresthia trifasciata  2
0647  Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  1 (NFY)
0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  1
0998  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  1
1136  Epinotia immundana  1 (NFY)
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  1
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  2 (NFY)
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  6
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  3
1883  Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)  3 (NFY)
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  2
2063  Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)  1 (NFY)
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  2 (NFY)
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  1

Common Carpet

Yellow-barred Brindle

And here's a load of random recent stuff I've pointed the camera at, all from the garden apart from the procreating beetles ....
Salticus scenicus

Garden Spider

Tephritis formosa

Calliphora vicina

Eyeball - no idea what fly this is

 Green Dock Beetles mating all over the place on Monday evening

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