Monday, 26 September 2016

New valley micro's.

    Parectopa ononidis, mine upperside. On Red clover.

    Parectopa oninidis, mine underside

    Parectopa oninidis, larva.

    Mompha terminella, mine on Enchanter's nightshade.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Wryneck at Dunraven

The staying and very friendly Wryneck was showing superbly today on path just above cliff next to road on hill to Dunraven car park the bird as been present for a few days now and looks very settled 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Colletes hederae found at kenfig river on ivy

Colletes hederae 
Was recorded as new to Britain in 2001 when Ian Cross discovered specimens at Langton Matravers in Dorset. Since then, the bee has spread across much of southern England (as far north as Shropshire, Staffordshire & Norfolk) and into south Wales. It is now extremely plentiful in some coastal localities, and increasingly, inland. Peak activity matches the flowering period of its key pollen forage plant, Ivy (Hedera helix), and the species is on the wing from early September until early November. This makes it the last solitary bee species to emerge each year. BWARS has been mapping the spread since its discovery in Britain 15 years ago.


Thursday, 1 September 2016


After seeing Martyn's report of two Sericomyia superbiens on his caerau blog i decided to take a look once i arrived back off holidays and managed to track one down further along than Martyn's sightings it was feeding on a Daisy plant just inside the fence line of the sewage works a lifer for me and thanks to Martyn a new addition to the llynfi list i've also attached some of the wildlife that i had in Rhodes this week including a stunning hoverfly

Sericomyia superbiens below

Hooded crow

 Red backed shrike
Red veined darter darter Dragonflies id by Martyn

 Eriostalinus taeniops hoverfly
Millet skipper butterfly
species id by Martyn
Yellow wagtail
Stripped Shield bug species
Scarce Swallow tailed butterfly id by Martyn
 White wagtail