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

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Ectoedemia occultella

Here's the same (tenanted) mine that I posted last night, but photographed back-lit which shows it a whole lot better. As Dave Shenton commented, it's Ectoedemia occultella - a new one for me and the garden.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Larval Life

A quick nose around in the garden this evening revealed a few larvae - like these:

Lacewing sp. - camouflaged in fragments of aphid skins etc

Early instar Yellow-tail

Early instar Vapourer

Blotch mine on silver birch - haven't worked it out yet

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Bawdsey Bugs

Almost a week on, and here's the last batch of bits from the jaunt to Bawdsey last Sunday (at least for now, still one or two bits to try and identify). These were all in the traps in the morning - hence the not very aesthetic egg boxes and plastic trap backgrounds ......

Mottled Grasshopper

Opsius stactogalus - associated with Tamarisk (of which there was loads)

Idiocerus ustulatus - associated with Grey Poplar (of which there was loads)

Probable Idiocerus sp. - haven't managed to resolve this one yet

Phytocoris varipes

Macrotylus horvathi - first recorded in Kent in 2006