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

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Holme Miscellany, 17th September 2017

Ergot, Claviceps purpurea, Holme NWT, 17th September 2017



Gorse Shieldbug, Holme NWT, 17th September 2017


Dune Stinkhorn, Holme NWT, 17th September 2017


Dune Waxcap, Holme NWT, 17th September 2017




Saturday, 16 September 2017

Green Shieldbug

Green Shieldbug, Palomina prasina, late instar nymph, Holme NOA, 16th September 2017


Ivy Colletes

Ivy Colletes, Colletes hederae, Old Hunstanton, 16th September 2017


A day for Aphids

Tansy Aphid, Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria, Holme NWT, 16th September 2017


Crimson Tansy Aphid, Uroleucon tanaceti, Holme NWT, 16th September 2017


Sea Wormwood/Mugwort Aphid,  Macrosiphoniella artemisiae, Lavender Marsh, 16th September 2017


Sea Aster Aphid, Aphis tripolii, Lavender Marsh, 16th September 2017


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Metellina segmentata and White Melilot

White Melilot, Holme Village, 9th September 2017


Metellina segmentata, Ringstead Downs,11th September 2017


Dock Bug and Flixweed

Dock Bug, Downs Road, 11th September 2017




Flixweed, Downs Road, 11th September 2017


Another new aphid for the patch: Tansy Aphid

Tansy Aphid, Macrosiphoniella tenacetaria, Holme NWT, 14th September 2017



Monday, 11 September 2017

A new aphid for the patch

Uroleucon tanaceti - crimson tansy aphid

Outside The Firs on hoste plant, stunning under the microscope.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The micro moth Coptotriche marginea

Leafmine on bramble at Holme Marsh 2nd Sept 2017

Record confirmed by Andy Banthorpe and Ben Smart on UK Leafmine Facebook site.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Off Patch: Roydon Common

Mitopus morio, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


Heather Leaf Beetle, Lochmaea suturalis, Roydon Common, 4th Septemebr 2017


Four-spotted orbweb Spider, Araneus quadratus, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


putative Metallina segmentata, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


Agalenatea redii, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


Slow Worm, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


Great Crested Newt, Roydon Common, 4th September 2017


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Gold-tailed Melitta - a specialist feeder on campanulas, especially Harebell

Gold-tailed Melitta, Melitta haemorrhoidalis, Gore Point, Holme NWT, 6th August 2017





Three common spiders from Holme Marsh

Zebra Spider, Salticus scenucus, Holme Marsh, 3rd September 2017



Walnut Orb Web Spider, Nuctenea umbratica, Holme Marsh, 3rd September 2017


Garden Spider Araneus diadematus, Holme Marsh, 3rd September 2017


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Seven of this summer's smart moths

Pine Bell, Epinotia rubiginosana, Holme NOA, 18th July 2017


Sitochroa paleasis, Hunstanton (Joan Fox), 18th July 2017


Tissue, Drove Orchards, 5th July 2017


Crescent, Drove Orchards, 5th July 2017


Gold Spot, Drove Orchards, 5th July 2017


New Pine Knot-horn, Dioryctria sylvestrella, Holme NOA, 1st August 2017


Brown-veined Wainscot, Holme NOA, 15th August 2017


Friday, 1 September 2017

Dock Shield Bug - new for the patch

Dock Shield Bug, Coreus marginatus, Ringstead Downs, 30th July 2017


Physocephala rufipes - a new conopid for the patch

Physocephala rufipes, Ringstead Downs, 30th July 2017


Willow Emerald - new to the patch

Willow Emerald, Holme Marsh, 1st September 2017 



A long overdue addition to our list, this was a great find (on Wednesday 30th August), by ?? At least two were present today (1st Sept).