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

Friday, 8 August 2014

Mixed bag of inverts

Managed to get out for a very local and short-notice mothing session on Wednesday night with Adrian Russell and Graham Calow, over at Fosse Meadows. Graham had spoken to the warden who was very keen to get some records and simply handed over a key - excellent! Pretty good range of species too, with the most interesting species being these two scarce micros (for VC55)

Ypsolopha horridella

Nemapogon clematella

Hoping to get out for some local recording tomorrow, with a colony of Beautiful Yellow Underwings recently discovered in the county being the priority. I might even be arsed to try and add Glossy Ibis to my county list.

Here's a few more bits from Woodwalton last weekend in the meantime .....

Cimbex connatus - a massive sawfly larva with a massive dangleberry
Note the lasck of black edging to the blue dorsal stripe that would be present on Cimbex femoratus

Ruddy Darter

Common Darter

Four-spot Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus)

Invisible Spider (Drapetisca socialis)

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