"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Three more saltmarsh beasties

Sea Lavender Weevil Pseudaplemonus limonii, Holme NWT, 7th October 2019



Saltmarsh Pill-woodlouse Armadillidium album Holme NWT, 7th October 2019



Saltmarsh Tortoise Beetle Cassida vittata, Holme NWT, 7th October 2019


Monday, 30 September 2019

Five saltmarsh beasties

Wormwood Case-bearer, Coleophora albicans, Holme Lavender Marsh, 30th September 2019



The Delphacid plant hopper Eurybregna nigrolineata, Holme Lavender Marsh (off Sea Wormwood), Holme 30th September 2019


Dicheirotrichus obsoletus, Holme Lavender Marsh, 30th September 2019


The Beetbug Parapiesma quadratum, Holme Lavender Marsh, 30th September 2019


Marram Pseudoscorpion, Dactylochelifer latreillei, Holme Lavender Marsh, 30th September 2019



Thursday, 19 September 2019

A Tachinid fly at Holme

I came across this fly Nowickia ferox in the pines at Holme Dunes today. I believe its larvae develop inside the Dark Arches moth.



Monday, 9 September 2019

Green Nightshade

Green Nightshade, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019


Chocolate Tip

Chocolate-tip Caterpillar on Grey Poplar, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019


Carline Neb

Carline Neb, Metzneria asticella, in flower head of Carline Thistle, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019



Parent Bugs

Parent Bug, late instar nymphs, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019


Twin-spot Centurion

Twin-spot Centurion, Sargus bipunctatus, female, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019


Three Bugs from Holme

The Leafhopper Viridicerus ustulatus, off Grey Poplar, Holme NWT, 9th September 2019


The STiltbug Gampsocoris punctipes Holme NWT, off Restharrow, 9th September 2019


The Mirid Bug Dicyphus annulatus, Holme NWT, off Restharrow, 9th Septemebre 2019


Friday, 23 August 2019

Yellow Dodder on the 'Moon'

When I went to weed the 'Moon' Bed on the Upper Green in Hunstanton this afternoon I found Yellow Dodder Cuscuta campestris growing in the white lobelia in the 'Moon's Mouth'.
Yellow Dodder is an alien and a native of North America. In Britain it parasitizes a variety of cultivated plants including tomato and carrot as well as species of Medicago and Trifolium.  It was originally introduced into Europe with agricultural seed in about 1900. It has orange/yellow stems and clusters of small white/yellow flowers.




(I only had my mobile with me so no close-ups of the flowers.)