I didn't bother putting the moth trap out last night, wind was up and it had cooled a bit. Having said that, the mothing over the two previous nights was very disappointing. The trap itself wasn't though, plenty of other interesting inverts arriving. With that and a heap of bits from Ketton Quarry I've got too much for one post. I'll share some now, which is a medley of bits from the trap and a range of beetles.
On both Thursday and Friday nights, the traps have attracted a number of beetle species and have been bulging with 100s of Bradycellus verbasci and Staphs of two species which I've worked out to ....
Anotylus rugosus - new for the garden
Oxytelus laqueatus - new for me
And a couple more selected beetles from the traps ....
Notaris scirpi - new for the garden
Dromius meridionalis - keys to this, thought it may be different as darker than I recall
Other inverts from the traps included these ....
Lesser Earwig - good to see a handful of these over the two nights
Far less thrilling to be finding dozens of these in the synergetic trap, there has to be a nest nearby.
This one is new to me, immediately stuck out with the candy-striped first antennal segment.
The following were all swept from flowering vegetation at Ketton Quarry on Friday:
Sermylassa halensis - a new one for me
Variimorda villosa - I seem to only see this at Ketton Quarry