Palorus subdepressus [Depressed Flour Beetle] - first VC55 record
Tribolium castaneum [Rust-red Flour Beetle] - c10th VC55 record
It's quite amazing that both were pottering about on egg boxes in the same trap, amazing that I noticed them amongst the much larger moths and complete luck that I bothered to pot them both. With naked eyes I'd assumed they were the same species and potted one for luck in case I lost or knackered the first. So pleased that I erred on the side of caution and handed them over - as you can see from the above they've been expertly carded and photographed, well over my level of competence!
I've had a quiet day at home, the only notable thing I saw was this Volucella inanis milling about in the garden whilst I went out to the bins ....
Earlier in the morning I emptied the moth trap, but as expected compared to the hot and humid nights from the week the catch - and most notably the 'bycatch' - was down in numbers. Nothing unexpected.
A particularly dark female Dark Sword-grass
And a particularly bright Silver Y - one of a good dozen or so