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

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Three 'strats' on the wing

Coastal SIlver-stiletto Acrosathe annulata, male, Holme NWT, 12th May 2019


Black Colonel, Odontomyia tigrina, Redwell Marsh, Holme, 12th May 2019


Murky-legged Black Legionnaire Beris chalybata, male, Beeston Common, 11th May 2019





Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Puss Moth

Don't often see puss moth in the trap so this fine example was a lovely surprise  this morning.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

From the patch in late April

Tawny Mining Bee, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019 


Pied Shieldbug, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019


Orange Ladybird, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019


The Sawfly Eutomostethus ephippium, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019


Tipula lunata, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019


Grammopteryx ruficornis, Ringstead Downs, 28th April 2019


Demetrias imperialis, Holme NWT, 29th April 2019


Pearled Dwarf, Elachista apicipunctella, Holmhurst Track, 29th April 2019


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Off Patch (and one on patch): an April beetles medley

Broom Weevil, Exapion fuscirostre, Roydon Common, 20th April 2019


Cardinal Click Beetle, Ampedus quercicola, Syderstone, 8th April 2019


Dog's Mercury Weevil, Barynotus moerens, Reffley Wood, 20th April 2019


Gorse Weevil, Exapion ulicis, Holme NWT, 21st April 2019


Dead Nettle Leaf Beetle, Chrysolina fastuosa, Welny WWT, 22nd April 2019


Paraphotistus nigricornis, Welney WWT, 22nd April 2019


Off Patch: moths at East Winch and Weeting

Lunar Marbled Brown, East Winch, 22nd April 2019


Buttoned Snout, East Winch, 22nd April 2019


Great Prominent, East Winch, 22nd April 2019 


Maiden's Blush, East Winch, 22nd April 2019


Dark Gorse Piercer, Grapholita internana, Weeting, 22nd April 2019


Spindle Smudge, Ysolopha mucronella, Weeting, 22nd April 2019


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Birch Sawfly - new to the patch

Birch Sawfly, Holme NOA, 21st April 2019 - a great find by Sophie Barker



Cheilosia urbana, Holme NWT

Cheilosia urbana, Holme NWT, 13th April 2019




Off Patch: a large water beetle in the Brecks

Dytiscus dimidiatus female, Frost's Common, 15th April 2019



Off Patch: Snape

Chrysolina banksii, Snape, Suffolk, 12th April 2019


Off Patch: at Roydon Common

Spring Heath Robberfly, Lasiopogon cinctus, Roydon Common, 20th April 2019



Scolopostethsus decoratus, Roydon Common, 19th April 2019


Black-banded Spider Wasp, Anoplius viaticum, Roydon Common, 19th April 2019


Common Purple and Gold, Roydon Common, 19th April 2019