Friday, 24 March 2017

Sewage works llangynwyd

A nice spring afternoon so had a little look in marshy area of wood for hoverflies and wasn't disappointed with 7 species on show
  • Episyrphus balteatus 5
  • Eristalis tenax 11
  • Eristalis pertinax 3
  • Platycheirus albimanus 50+
  • Syrphus species 2
  • Cheilosia albipila 1
  • Parasyrphus punctulatus new for me 
Also had first Bombylius major (bee fly) of the year feeding on lesser celandine

Cheilosia albipila note pale antennae C grossa is black
 Parasyrphus punctulatus note the golf club shape spots on abdomen and all black hind leg

Friday, 17 March 2017

Gloucester moths.

    Barred tooth striped

    Barred tooth striped

    Small eggar

    Grey shoulder knot

    Early thorn

    Agonopterix alstromeriana

   Diurnea flagella.
   A total of 15 sp came to 5 actinic traps in and around Steve French's garden in Staunton and corse
   on the 15th. The main target, Barred tooth striped, were seen at light (5) and 7 more were located
   by torchlight in the privet hedges surrounding his garden.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Estonia trip report.

                     New trip report from Estonia added. See the trip reports in the sidebar.