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

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The Small Fleck-winged Snipefly

Small Fleck-winged Snipefly, Holme NWT, 23rd June 2018


Off Patch: a selection from recent forays

Pygmy Soldier, Oxycera pygmaea, Scarning Fen, 25th June 2018


Grypocoris stysi, Whitwell Common, 25th June 2018


Purple Emperor, Fineshades Wood, 30th June 2018


White-letter Hairstreak, Fineshades Wood, 30th June 2018


Horned Treehopper Centrotus cornutus, Foxley Wood, 25th June 2018


Small Red Damselfly, Scarning Fen, 25th June 2018


Pied Smudge, Ypsolopha sequella, Fineshades Wood, 30th June 2018


 Large Emerald Moth, Finshades Wood, 30th June 2018


Gold-ribbon Argent, Argyresthia brockeella, Fineshades Wood, 30th June 2018


Bracken Planthopper, Ditropis pteridis, Foxley Wood, 25th June 2018




A new sawfly for the patch

Dolerus aericeps, female, Baker's Carr, 24th June 2018






The Delicate Soldier

Delicate Soldier, Oxycera nigricornis, male, Baker's Carr 24th June 2018


The Flecked Snout

Flecked Snout, Nemotelus notatus, Holme NWT, 27th June 2018


Four from Ringstead Downs

Sulphur Beetle, Ringstead Downs, 1st July 2018


Red legged (Forest) Shieldbug, Ringstead Downs, 1st July 2108


Galeruca tanaceti, Ringstead Downs, 1st July 2018


Polymerus trigonus, Ringstead Downs, 1st July 2018



Two from Joan Fox's Hunstanton garden

Lilly Beetle, Hunstanton, 27th June 2018


Diamond-back Marble, Eudemis profundana, Hunstanton, 2nd July 2018


Saturday, 23 June 2018

Aren't flies great ?

The Banded General Stratiomys potamida, Holmhurst Track, 23rd June 2018


Yellow-legged Black, Pachygaster leachii, Holmhurst Track, 23rd June 2018


 Bright Horsefly, Hybomitra distinguenda, Holme NWT (visitor centre), 23rd June 2018




Black-horned Cleg, Haematopota crassicornis, Holmhurst Track, 23rd June 2018



Stripe-legged Robberfly, Dioctria baumhaueri, NOA Pool, 23rd June 2018


A gall and a rust

Walnut Leaf Gall caused by the mite Aceria erinea on a walnut tree in Hunstanton Community Orchard.


 

 
Euphorbia Rust Melampsora euphorbiae on Petty Spurge in Hunstanton
 


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Bee Orchid var. chlorantha and others at Holme Dunes

While viewing the fantastic display of Bee Orchids Ophrys apifera at Holme Dunes today I spotted two plants of the variety chlorantha. The flowers of this variety lack the red-brown pigments, having white sepals and a greenish-yellow lip.




In another slack were two enormous hybrid orchid plants (Common Spotted x Marsh)